Results 1621–1640 of 1698 for speaker:Marsha de Cordova

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health ( 7 Feb 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department is using to prioritise the personal independence payment claims it is reviewing.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health ( 7 Feb 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department's review of 1.6 million personal independence payment claims includes those claims which (a) scored 0 points and (b) were not awarded personal independence payment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health ( 7 Feb 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there be an appeal process for personal independence payment claimants who believe they are entitled to back payments but are not contacted by her Department in the course of its review of all personal independence payment claims.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health ( 7 Feb 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the increase in the estimated number of people eligible for higher personal independence payment support from 164,000 to 220,000, if her Department will publish an updated equality assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health ( 7 Feb 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the review of all personal independence payment claims.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disabled People ( 5 Feb 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Despite the Government’s claim that no severely disabled person moved on to universal credit would be worse off, we now know that that is not the case: scrapping the disability premiums will have just that effect. Transitional protection for existing claimants can easily be lost where there is a change in circumstance, such as if someone moves into work and if that job does not last. What...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ground Rent ( 5 Feb 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to tackle leaseholds with doubling ground-rents; and what support his Department provides to tenants subject to those rents.

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hosie. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for North West Durham (Laura Pidcock) on securing this important and timely debate. She made some valid points and highlighted the sheer volume of responses that she received when she put out a call on social media. That demonstrates the clear problems with the PIP system and with the...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: It is important that the Government listen to the valid point made by my hon. Friend, and I hope the Minister will address it. We have heard testimony about the Department’s approach to disabled people. People said that it felt cold and that they were not treated as human beings, but they have to engage with it. I pay tribute to my many hon. Friends who have spoken—it is important that...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: My hon. Friend is spot on. Let us be clear: from the outset in 2010, the Government’s fundamental aim for the new benefit was to make savings and to reduce the case load of disability benefit claimants. That is a fact. The expectation was to make a saving of 20%, which equated to around £1.5 billion. It is untrue to say that that was not the case. PIP was supposed to cover the additional...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: My hon. Friend, too, makes a valid point. We have to look at the policy intention behind PIP’s introduction—to make savings and to reduce the number of disabled people who were entitled to the benefit. The assessment framework creates a series of financial problems. Poor-quality decision making has led to disabled people losing vital financial support. The evidence is damning—it is...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Perhaps the Minister can clarify what my hon. Friend’s constituent should do. We cannot have individuals losing their vehicles unnecessarily. Poor decision making is taking place. It has become so bad that the most senior tribunal judge said that the evidence provided by the Department was so poor that it would be “wholly inadmissible” in any other court. There has been a 900% increase...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: I cannot take any more interventions—I apologise. Where do we go from here? Clearly, the Government have no idea when the examination of those 1.6 million claimants will take place. Will it be weeks, months or years? The Minister has not provided a good timeframe and I ask again if she can give us a timeframe as to when the PIP assessment guide will be updated. When will the backdated...

Pip Back Payments (30 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to make a statement on the process and timetable for the personal independence payment back payments.

Pip Back Payments (30 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: I thank Mr Speaker for granting this urgent question. Following the written statement of 19 January and last week’s urgent question, yesterday we discovered in an answer to a written question that the Government will be reconsidering approximately 1.6 million PIP claims—effectively, everyone currently in receipt of PIP. However, no timetable was issued or detail provided for this...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (29 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department are taking to fix technical problems with HMRC's tax-free childcare system.

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: It is a pleasure to speak in the debate and to follow the hon. Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart). I thank him for sharing his story; I think we all felt quite emotional on hearing it. The plight of refugees across the world remains a deeply tragic and often shameful summation of our ability as an international community to create a safe and prosperous environment. The individual...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Time is short, so I will not. As the Member of Parliament for Battersea, I must mention the work of a previous MP for the area, Lord Alf Dubs, whose tireless campaigning for child refugees will, we hope, finally undo the Government’s refusal to change the family reunion rules. Mothers and fathers in the UK are unable to sponsor their adult children to join them here. Refugee children in the...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: On that, you are saying that the United States has put it on hold. I hope you will commit to continue to apply pressure on the United States, and in the meantime will you consider increasing our contribution—


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