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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children in Care: Disability (18 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support is available to meet the need of disabled children with looked- after status.

Petition - Serpentine Community Farm, Buxton (17 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: I rise to present a petition in support of Serpentine community farm in Buxton. A group of volunteers have spent five years transforming a derelict and polluted site into an intensive but sustainable growing area for fruit, flowers, vegetables and salads. They have involved and supported people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and loneliness. The 1,243 signatories and I...

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Disability (17 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents with disabled children in residential settings are in receipt of tax credits based on the rule under tax credit regulations that payment for a child in residential accommodation can continue so long as they are in care solely because of their disability.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Sector (17 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: Evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee on the operation of the minimum income floor for small businesses under universal credit stated that the percentage of small businesses surviving the first 15 months would fall from 70% to less than 20%. What representations has the Department had with the Department for Work and Pensions to support the growth of enterprise and small businesses?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: Businesses in my constituency say that they need exactly the same regulations as those that apply in the European Union so that they can continue to compete with competitors for EU custom. What is the Department doing to ensure that, not just now but in the future, there will be no regulatory divergence and no undercutting of British firms?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Overpayments (16 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants are re-paying benefit overpayments; what the (a) mean and (b) median value is of those overpayments; and what the average period is for those benefit payments to be recovered in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Overpayments (16 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants are re-paying benefit overpayments at 40 per cent from their standard allowance in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit (16 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families receive a child disability element in their child tax credit award; and what proportion of those families have a child who qualifies for a lower rather than a higher child disability addition under universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (16 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families receive a disabled child premium via income support; and of those families receiving that support how many have a child who will qualify for a lower rather than a higher child disability addition under universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (16 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families receive a disabled child premium via a job seekers allowance award; and of those families receiving that award how many have a child who will qualify for a lower rather than a higher child disability addition under universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (16 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of families with a disabled child claiming means tested benefits or tax credit who will have a lower entitlement under universal credit, disregarding any transitional protection payments; and what estimate she has made of the average change in entitlement by families so affected.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: I hope that everyone on both sides of the House would agree that a Secretary of State with responsibility to all the people of this country should at the very least be listening to the NAO’s advice, to the evidence from the Department’s widespread survey and to the mountains of evidence from third parties of overwhelming hardship and suffering under UC. The DWP’s own survey...

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: Ministers have been saying that the advance payments solve the problem of the long wait, but the evidence we are getting from the Trussell Trust, among others, is that the high rates of repayment of those advances mean that they do not solve anything, but just prolong the debt that people are in.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: This is an incredibly important point. Does my hon. Friend agree that, as we are seeing 100,000 households rolling on to universal credit this year and 200,000 next year, with 40% in hardship, we are talking about millions of real people, real families, whose lives are being affected by the speed of this roll-out?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (10 Jul 2018)

Ruth George: Pursuant to the Minister’s response about the issue, raising the small claims limit for employers’ liability will affect about 40% of claimants, many of whose employers claim that those individuals contributed to their own accidents through negligence. How are they supposed to stand up, unrepresented, to their employer and their insurance company?


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