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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Scotland (24 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken by his Department to advertise the flexible payment options for universal credit in Scotland.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Scotland (24 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to allow claimants of universal credit in Scotland to request having the housing element paid directly to a social and private sector landlord at the point of their initial claim instead of after their first payment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Scotland (24 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to allow claimants of universal credit in Scotland to request to receive payments twice a month at the point of their initial claim instead of after their first payment.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Benefit (24 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who were not contacted directly about the introduction of the high income child benefit charge in 2012.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how and when claimants will be advised of changes to their benefits when universal credit full service is rolled out to different claimant groups.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (16 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to make an assessment of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (16 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all eligible claimants who have been on one of the legacy benefits take up universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Wolverhampton (16 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of new claimants of universal credit in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency in (a) the next six months and (b) each year until 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to promote awareness of financial assistance available to universal credit claimants awaiting their first full payment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the criteria is for claimants of universal credit to receive additional payments while waiting for their initial payment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Christmas (15 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that claimants waiting for full payment of universal credit over Christmas 2017 are adequately financially supported.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Christmas (15 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure prompt payment of (a) universal credit claims and (b) advanced payment claims over the Christmas period.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (15 Nov 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what categories of claimants will be transferred onto the universal credit service in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency when the full service of universal credit is rolled out in December 2017; and what the dates of those transfers will be.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployed People: Flexible Support Fund and Travel Cards (27 Oct 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseekers who have been claiming universal credit or jobseeker's allowance for more than 13 weeks in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK have applied for (i) a jobcentre plus travel discount card and (ii) the Flexible Support Fund.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployed People: Flexible Support Fund and Travel Cards (27 Oct 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseekers who have been claiming universal credit or jobseeker's allowance for more than 13 weeks in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK have who have applied for (i) a jobcentre plus travel discount card and (ii) the Flexible Support Fund, have had their application rejected.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (26 Oct 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants have additional (a) support needs and (b) employment or training needs.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Redundancy (26 Oct 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of staff in his Department who will be made redundant (a) voluntarily and (b) compulsorily as a result of office closures across the Department's estate.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (26 Oct 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional support his Department provides to claimants in response to their individual circumstances, including, but not limited to, any health conditions, disabilities and caring responsibilities.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Benefit: Repayments (25 Oct 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the process is for people to repay outstanding high income child benefit charge amounts; and over what period of time that facility is made available to those people.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Benefit: Repayments (25 Oct 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken to advise taxpayers with high incomes of the high income child benefit charge since 2012.


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