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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (31 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The latest departmental spending estimates are contained in the Office for Budget Responsibility's economic and fiscal outlook-announced in the Autumn Statement. In this statement it was estimated that time limiting contributory employment and support allowance to one year for those in the Work Related Activity Group would reduce overall benefit expenditure by around £850 million in...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (31 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: We are introducing a time limit of 12 months for entitlement to contributory employment and support allowance for claimants in the Work Related Activity Group. The period of 12 months was chosen because it strikes the best balance between allowing people with longer-term conditions to adjust to their health condition and providing a level of access that is appropriate for contributory...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit: Brighton and Hove (31 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The information is as follows: Incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance claimants in Brighton and Hove local authority and Great Britain: in each May since 2007 As at May each year Brighton and Hove LA Great Britain 2007 12,960 2,685,320 2008 13,010 2,637,560 2009 11,840 2,374,210 2010 10,860 2,126,690 Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Maternity Pay (31 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government are committed to encourage shared parenting from the earliest stages of pregnancy-including the promotion of a system of flexible parental leave. It is important that we make sure that any new system balances the needs of families and those who employ them. We will be consulting widely in due course to give family groups, individual workers and employers the opportunity to help...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (31 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Analysis carried out by the Department shows that child maintenance payments are estimated to have a small, non-reportable, impact on the number of children in relative income poverty. This is because statutory child maintenance payments to children living on or near the poverty line involve moving relatively small amounts of money between families. These payment levels do not have a...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Unemployed People: Dyslexia (31 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: My Department has made no assessment of the extent of discrimination faced by people with dyslexia in the workplace, or by unemployed people with dyslexia who are seeking work. The employment provisions of the Equality Act 2010 (EA) provide protection from disability discrimination for disabled workers and disabled job applicants. The EA generally defines a disabled person as someone who has...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (31 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Final decisions have not yet been made. However, it may be logical to treat payments such as statutory sick pay and statutory maternity pay in the same way as earnings as they are paid by employers. We will be looking further at this issue and the implications such an approach might have for the treatment of maternity allowance.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Correspondence (27 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the hon. Member with the information requested and I have seen the response. Letter from Stephen Geraghty: In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, the Secretary of State...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Support Agency (27 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the hon. Member with the information requested and I have seen the response. Letter from Stephen Geraghty: In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Mental Illness (27 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: We are unable to say how many people (a) in Leeds and (b) nationally applied for disability living allowance citing schizophrenia or a psychosis as their disability in each of the last five years; and how many such applications were refused in each such year. This because our management information systems do not provide us with our customer's main disabling condition when they apply for...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Teenage Pregnancy (27 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: In 2009-10, the Department paid £26 million in benefits to pregnant teenagers on income support. This is an estimate based on a sample of the Department's administrative records, and relates to Great Britain. Similar expenditure statistics for other benefits are not available.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Halifax (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The information is reproduced in the following table. Recipients of the mobility component of disability living allowance in Halifax parliamentary constituency. May 2010 Number Higher rate 2,970 Lower rate 1,630 Total 4,600 Notes: 1. Case load figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 3. Totals show the number of people in...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Reading West (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The information is as follows: Number in receipt of incapacity benefits, employment and support allowance and disability living allowance in Reading West parliamentary constituency DLA IB/SDA ESA May 2010 3,680 2,570 - May 2009 3,380 2,720 - May 2008 3,180 2,960 - May 2007 2,980 2,950 - May 2006 2,860 2,970 - May 2005 2,750 2,950 - May 2004...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: People who have been found fit for work following a work capability assessment will not be eligible to claim employment and support allowance as they will no longer meet the eligibility conditions for that benefit. They may be eligible to claim other benefits. It should be noted, that people claiming benefits on the grounds of incapacity can undertake a range of activities, including certain...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit: Ankylosing Spondylitis (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The following table gives the national numbers of incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance claimants with a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis, by duration of claim, as at May 2010. All Ankylosing spondylitis All 2,126,690 2,900 Up to 1 year 28,640 30 Over 1 year and up to 2 years 119,700 110 Over 2 years and up to 5 years 500,340 500 Over 5 years...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Motability (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I am unable to comment on individual cases and the information you request is not held by the Government as Motability are an independent charitable organisation, wholly responsible for the administration of the Motability scheme.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Remploy: Trade Unions (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I confirmed in the autumn following the spending review settlement, that the budget for Remploy Limited during the five-year modernisation period remains protected at £555 million despite the challenging fiscal conditions. The Remploy Employment Services arm of operations supported over 10,600 disabled and disadvantaged people into work in 2009-10. The offer of voluntary redundancies in...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Remploy: Trade Unions (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Remploy Trade Union Consortium has outlined a number of cost saving proposals in their report 'Remploy: A New Strategy for the Employment of Disabled People'. My officials and I have met and discussed these issues with trade union representatives including at a meeting on 24 January. The day to day operational decisions are the responsibility of the Remploy board and directors. The trade...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Crime (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: No assessment of effects on crime rates has been made. Although there is some evidence of an overall association between lower incomes and increases in crime, the impact of benefit changes affecting specific groups of recipients may be very different and there is not enough robust evidence to support such an assessment.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Learning Disability (26 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Jobcentre Plus provides appropriate and flexible support to ensure customers, regardless of their disabilities, are able to access its services. The majority of customers currently make their claims over the telephone to a contact centre. They are asked a range of questions to identify the most appropriate benefits available to them and the information is recorded electronically, removing the...


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