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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: I thank my hon. Friend for her question. I refer her to the consultation paper on the future of the child maintenance system in this country, which we have been consulting on in recent weeks and through which the coalition Government are looking to provide more choice and support for parents, so that they can take responsibility on reaching maintenance agreements. We are also offering further...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Maintenance Services (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The implementation of legislation, put in place by the previous administration, to allow for charging in the new statutory child maintenance service, is part of the coalition Government's much broader strategy to encourage parents to collaborate more around the financial welfare of their children if a family experiences the separation or divorce of parents. At present the child maintenance...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government recognise that the UK's 6 million carers play an indispensable role in looking after relatives and friends who need support. We recognise the importance of DLA "passporting" the individual to other help and support, the detailed criteria that will be used in the new assessment to determine eligibility for Personal Independence Payment are currently being developed. At this...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Pamela Nash) earlier in the session.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Support (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The Department for Work and Pensions will produce estimates of the numbers impacted when we publish detailed proposals in the form of draft regulations later in the year. The impact assessments for the draft regulations will set out the estimated impacts on volumes and individuals.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: On 13 January, the Government published a Green Paper, "Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance" outlining proposals to reform the child maintenance system. The proposals aim to tackle the current situation, where it is estimated that there are over 3 million children in separated families, but just under 50% benefit from child maintenance....

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The Department for Work and Pensions will produce estimates of the numbers impacted when we publish detailed proposals in the form of draft regulations later in the year. The impact assessments for the draft regulations will set out the estimated impacts on volumes and individuals.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Cancer (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The available information is in the table. Disability living allowance in payment : Main disabling condition: Malignant disease-May 2011 Number Care component All 82,400 Highest 50,000 Middle 12,100 Lowest 15,000 Nil 5,300 Mobility component All 82,400 Higher 67,500 Lower 4,000 Nil 10,800 Notes: 1. Caseload figures are...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Mobility Support (14 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The Department draws on a wide range of sources to inform our understanding of the needs of disabled people, including those in living at home, hospital or in a residential care home. In addition, I have met with a number of disabled people and disability organisations regarding the proposed reforms to the mobility component of DLA. I have also encouraged people to put forward their views on...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Osteoarthritis (11 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: Osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners, and osteoarthritis of the hip in farmers are both included within the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit scheme. We do not have information on the numbers of successful claims for either disease at constituency level, but can provide the numbers of successful claims for osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners at the national level. The number...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Remploy: Pay (11 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The coalition inherited a bonus scheme for 2010 agreed between Remploy and the previous Government. This Government believe all Departments, including non-departmental public bodies, need to show restraint in the current economic climate. The Department, therefore, requested that Remploy apply the Government's bonus cap. A recent employment tribunal upheld the previous Administration's...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (11 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government recognise that the United Kingdom's 6 million carers play an indispensable role in looking after family members or friends who need support. The Government are currently considering whether changes to carer's allowance will be necessary to take account of the introduction of universal credit and provide clearer, more effective support for carers.

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Equality Act (Definition of Disability) (10 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: I am today submitting to Parliament the draft revised "Guidance on matters to be taken into account when determining questions relating to the definition of disability". This guidance is primarily for adjudicating bodies (such as courts and tribunals) when they are determining whether a person is a disabled person for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 (EA). These bodies are required by...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Industrial Diseases (10 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: Osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners, and osteoarthritis of the hip in farmers are both included within the industrial injuries disablement benefit scheme. We do not have information on the numbers of successful claims for either disease at constituency level, but can provide the numbers of successful claims for osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners at the national level. The number...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (10 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The information requested regarding the number of people receiving incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance and employment and support allowance is currently only available for the period May 2002 to May 2010. We are also currently unable to provide figures for the number of people receiving each of these benefits who were also in receipt of disability living allowance. Collating the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Carers' Benefits (9 Feb 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government recognise that the United Kingdom's six million carers play an indispensable role in looking after family members or friends who need support. We have had discussions with disabled people, their carers and a broad range of organisations from grass-root and user-led organisations to umbrella groups and national charities, including representatives of Carers UK, on a range of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (9 Feb 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: Children: Maintenance (9 Feb 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: Children: Maintenance (9 Feb 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: Children: Maintenance (9 Feb 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...


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