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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 July 2018 to Question 166515 on Universal Credit, what the latest estimate is that she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of universal credit claims that have been started but not completed.

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: I beg to move, That this House notes the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies that the UK is second only to the US in terms of income inequality among the major world economies in Europe and North America, that the share of income going to the wealthiest one per cent of households has nearly tripled in the last four decades and that deaths from suicide and from drug and alcohol...

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: My right hon. Friend is absolutely spot on. I wholly agree. Of course, it is not just the commission that is seriously concerned. In May, the Institute for Fiscal Studies launched a five-year study on equality, reflecting growing concern about the deep divisions within our society. In the same month, the final report by the UN special rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights said that...

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: My hon. Friend makes an absolutely crucial point and it is important that young people in Barnsley get the support that they need.

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: The hon. Lady is absolutely right; she raises a shocking example and highlights the importance of this issue. We know that 4.1 million children growing up in poverty is leading to such disadvantage and we have talked about the mental ill health and the effects on children’s educational attainment.

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: I will not give way any further, because a lot of people have put in to speak. Even graduates who have been on free school meals earn 11% less than their peers five years after graduating. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation reported that 1.5 million were living in destitution in 2017, including—shockingly —365,000 children. The last Labour Government understood the importance of tackling...

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: As I explained, I am short of time so unfortunately, I am not going to give way. Leaving people to wait for over a month without any income at all, when many may not have any savings, is simply callous, so will the Government end the five-week wait? The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has identified cuts to social security, low pay and high housing costs as key reasons for rises in poverty since...

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: Apologies—I am short of time so I will not. That lower spending includes a cut of £5 billion in support specifically for disabled people. The Institute for Fiscal Studies identified the two-child limit as a key reason for the increase in child poverty to a predicted 5.2 million by 2021-22. The Government must wake up to that reality and understand that as a country, we have no option:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Carer's Premium (10 Jun 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants receive the carer premium.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 May 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the effect of the 5-week wait for the first payment of universal credit on (a) a claimant’s level of (i) debt and (ii) rent arrears and (b) the finances of disabled claimants.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 May 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments have been subject to a deduction as a result of a claimant’s historic debt to (a) her Department and (b) HM Treasury in the latest month for which data is available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Vulnerable Claimants: UC and the Legacy System (13 May 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: The Government’s plans for payments to severe disability premium recipients who lost about £180 a month when they were forced to transfer to UC were found to be discriminatory by the High Court on 3 May. Severely ill and disabled people should not have to fight through the courts for the support they should be entitled to, so will the Government now ensure that people receive payments, as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Vulnerable Claimants: UC and the Legacy System (13 May 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: New research from the Children’s Commissioner found that the introduction of UC, the two-child limit and the benefit cap combined will mean that the number of children in families struggling to make ends meet will almost double in some areas. The Trussell Trust distributed nearly 600,000 emergency food parcels to children last year. When will the Government wake up and make tackling child...

Severe Disability Premium (7 May 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State if she will make a statement on support for people formerly receiving severe disability premium who have transferred to universal credit.

Severe Disability Premium (7 May 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: On 7 June, the Government pledged that severe disability premium claimants would no longer have to transfer to universal credit until managed migration started. Yet for months afterwards, the claimants were still required to do so—until the Government finally introduced a statutory instrument, which came into force on 16 January. Severe disability premium does not exist in universal...

Backbench Business: Working at Height: Safety — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (2 May 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr McCabe. I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss) on securing this important debate, and on her work as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on working at height, which produced a thought-provoking report in February. I thank her for her comprehensive and effective speech. From conservation...

Households Below Average Income Statistics (28 Mar 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of her statement. The figures published today are truly shocking. They highlight the devastating impact of austerity on families throughout the country. It is a national scandal that 14 million people, including 4.1 million children, are living in poverty in one of the richest countries in the world; yet the statement was marked by complacency...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Bereavement Support Payment (26 Mar 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) widows, (b) widowers and (c) bereaved civil partners have been refused the (a) lower rate of Bereavement Support Payment and (b) higher rate of Bereavement Support Payment as a result of a (i) spouse and (ii) civil partner not having made sufficient National Insurance contributions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (18 Mar 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: Four single mothers won a legal challenge against the Department for Work and Pensions in January because their universal credit payments did not take into account the way in which their incomes changed from month to month, yet the Government decided to apply for permission to appeal. This was turned down, with the judge saying that the way in which the Secretary of State had interpreted and...


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