All 14 results for speaker:Marsha de Cordova

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Exemptions (19 Oct 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which disabilities and health conditions are now exempt from work capability re-assessments for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Standards (11 Oct 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the DWP response to FOI request 1740 on key performance indicators, if he will set out the wording of the key performance indicator referred to in the FOI response; and whether that the key performance indicator is provided to officials (a) taking initial decisions on benefit claims and (b) conducting mandatory...

Race Disparity Audit (10 Oct 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: In light of the audit today, will the Government commit to implementing their statutory equality impact assessment on some of their policies and, more specifically, on some social security policies, such as universal credit and the personal independence payment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Public Sector Pay Cap: NHS Staffing Levels (10 Oct 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: What assessment he has made of the effect of the public sector pay cap on staffing levels in the NHS.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Public Sector Pay Cap: NHS Staffing Levels (10 Oct 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: Hospital wards and GP surgeries are chronically understaffed, and the knock-on effect is that waiting lists are spiralling out of control. Is it not in the best interests of patients to scrap the pay cap so that the NHS can be run with the relevant number of staff in place?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Employment: Disability (9 Oct 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on incorporating disability employment policy in the wider industrial strategy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Health and Work Programme (9 Oct 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: The Government have backtracked on their commitment to halve the disability employment gap, and the funding for the Work and Health programme will be as little as £130 million a year, which is a fraction of what was set aside for the Work programme. Given the recent report from the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities, which condemned the Government’s progress,...

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: I just wish to follow on from the question about universal credit asked by my hon. Friend the Member for High Peak (Ruth George). The Leader of the House stated why the credit has been introduced. However, we are currently taking evidence on the matter—we have heard from several organisations including the Local Government Association and Citizens Advice—and it seems that the...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: On the issue of the closures, it would be helpful if the Minister could talk about travel times and set out what mechanisms will be in place to support those with mobility issues or other disabilities, who will have to travel further. What adjustments will be made for those protected groups?

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: On the lack of an equality impact assessment, more than a quarter of the jobcentres that are set to close are in London, and we know that a significant number of black and Asian and disabled people will potentially be disproportionately impacted by the choice to close jobcentres, so can the Minister please confirm when a full equality impact assessment will be carried out? Is the lack of one...

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my maiden speech during this debate. It is an important debate, which goes straight to the heart of the kind of Parliament that we are going to be. Will it be a Parliament that stifles debate and scrutiny, or will it be a Parliament that is accountable to its Opposition and openly democratic? I know which Parliament my...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (5 Jul 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: At the last general election, the Government made very little attempt to ensure that voting registration and participation took place, and large swathes of the electorate were unable to vote properly. Will the Minister outline the steps that will be taken to ensure—

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (5 Jul 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: Will the Minister outline the steps that will be taken to ensure that people living with visual impairments are able to vote, and that voting is fully accessible both to them and to those with learning disabilities?

Business of the House (22 Jun 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: We have seen developers across London reducing their commitment to provide affordable homes. Yesterday, the Battersea Power Station developer in my constituency announced that it is reducing its affordable homes commitment by 250. It is using viability assessments as a loophole to reduce the number of affordable homes provided. To tackle the housing crisis in London, we need to ensure that...


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