Results 1–20 of 56 for speaker:Marsha de Cordova

Disability Confident Scheme — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Ochil and South Perthshire (Luke Graham) on securing this important debate. He made some valuable points, particularly about engaging and encouraging employers to recruit more disabled people, and about the importance of reducing the disability employment gap. I share his pleasure in the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (10 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to protect claimants in the Employment and Support Allowance Support Group and its Universal Credit equivalent from financial loss if they engage in work-related activity and are subsequently transferred to the Work-Related Activity Group or its Universal Credit equivalent.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (10 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government paper Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability, published in November 2017, if he will consider the commissioning of specialist external providers to provide employment support to disabled people.

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: It is not right to say that we are not being truthful because there have been severe cuts to support for disabled people. The introduction of the personal independence payment and the abolition of disability living allowance means that fewer people will receive additional support to help meet the extra costs of living with a disability. The time limiting of contributory employment and support...

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: I am really pleased that there will be a cross-ministerial group. Can the Minister confirm that working-age disabled people will also be considered in the Green Paper and in the reform of adult social care?

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian C. Lucas) on securing this important debate and I thank everybody for their valid contributions and interventions this afternoon. My hon. Friend makes a really good point in that this issue has probably not been discussed. Given it has been nearly two and a half years since...

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: My hon. Friend makes a really valid point. She is right. We need to ensure that the voices of disabled people are heard. I can refer back to my own experience here in London in a particular local authority when the campaign on the closure of the independent living fund began. A lot of campaigning took place. It is important that we encourage and empower disabled people to ensure their voices...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (21 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick) and the hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley) for their work and leadership on this important issue. Leaseholder reform is often overlooked when it comes to the housing crisis. The reality is that we must view leaseholder reform as part of,...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (21 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: My hon. Friend makes a very important point. I agree. It is important that we regulate the new lease models that developers are creating. Shared ownership tenants in the new blocks along the river in my constituency find that the service charges do not seem to match up with the proportion of the housing estate they occupy. We cannot forget leaseholders on council estates. Any so-called...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work and Health Programme: Disability (21 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage disabled people to apply to become Community Partners for Jobcentre Plus under the Work and Health Programme and (b) ensure that the recruitment process will include panel members who have a lived experience of disability.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (20 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to protect the income of (a) universal credit claimants and (b) claimants in the Employment and Support Allowance Support Group when they engage in work-related activity.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (20 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, published in November 2017, Cm 9526 , if he will take steps to commission specialist external providers to make available high-quality, impairment-specific employment support to help disabled people into the workforce.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Ophthalmic Services (19 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to implement a national strategy for ocular health.

Enslavement of Black Africans (Libya) — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (18 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. I pay tribute to every single individual who has signed the petition. It is also a pleasure to speak in the same debate as my hon. Friends the Members for West Ham (Lyn Brown) and for Wolverhampton South West (Eleanor Smith). The recent news coverage of slavery in Libya and the slow and steady stream of harrowing footage emerging...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Scheme (18 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: In the recently published “Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families” paper, the Government said that they wanted to work in partnership with employers to help them to draw fully on the talents of disabled people. However, following the Chancellor’s recent comments scapegoating disabled people as being the reason for low productivity, does the Secretary of State agree that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (18 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: Does the Minister agree that Paul Gray’s recommendations in the second independent review of personal independence payments that the routine provision of the assessment report to the claimant would both improve identification of error and incentivise better performance at the assessment stage, and will she fully accept that particular recommendation?

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency (14 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: What assessment the Government has made of the effect on the UK economy of the (a) European Medicines Agency and (b) European Banking Authority relocating from London to other EU countries.

Work Capability Assessments — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) on securing this important debate. He made some very valuable points, particularly about inaccurate decision making leading to a very high success rate at tribunal. I also share his hope that finally the Government will actually take some action following the inquiry that the Work and Pensions Committee are currently carrying...

Work Capability Assessments — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: No, I will not be taking any interventions. There is now a broad consensus that the work capability assessment needs to be reformed. Disabled people, disabled people’s organisations, and charities have been clear that it is a blunt instrument that often gets it wrong and frequently fails to link people to the appropriate support. Labour has made it clear that we will scrap both the work...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Greater London (13 Dec 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of accessible stations in south-west London.


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