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

Maria Miller: As outlined in the Government's recently published 2010 Drug Strategy, substance dependency is one of the most damaging root causes of poverty, and helping people who are trapped on benefits through drug and alcohol addiction to recover and find employment is a top priority for this Government. Such information as is available is presented in the following tables. Information on the numbers...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Disability Living Allowance Regulations 1991 (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Payment of disability living allowance and carers allowance continues to be made to children under 16 years in a hospital or a similar institution for the longer period of 84 days to avoid terminating payment of benefit for relatively short periods in hospital. Whereas those aged 16 and over retain payment of disability living allowance for 28 days, under 16s have a longer period of 84 days...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is designated as the UK Government focal point for work on the UN convention on the rights of disabled people under article 33 of the convention. The ODI is working with Departments across Westminster, and with the devolved Administrations to implement and report on the convention. This work includes raising awareness of the convention's obligations so...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to the UN convention on the rights of disabled people, and to protecting the rights of disabled people and promoting choice and control in their daily lives. In respect of article 8, the Department has made a strong public commitment to the social model of disability, and the Office for Disability Issues has been working closely with the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Disability Living Allowance (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I have been asked to reply. We are currently running a public consultation on the proposed changes to disability living allowance. The consultation seeks views on our proposals to inform the development of firm proposals. We are considering equality impacts as the policy develops and will produce an Equality Impact Assessment at the same time as the legislation passes through Parliament.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: Access to Work is a programme that supports disabled people with the extra costs they may face over and above what would be judged to be reasonable for the employer to cover themselves to fulfil their legal obligations under equality legislation. The level of contributions made by employers was adjusted from April 2010 so that larger employers contribute more than small employers, with micro...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The Access to Work programme provides funding for a wide range of practical support to help disabled people get and keep employment, including specialist or adapted equipment that is beyond what it is reasonable to expect an employer to provide. Access to Work continues to be an important part of the range of employment support that the Government have in place to assist disabled people.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty Act 2010 (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The coalition document reaffirmed our commitment to the goal of ending child poverty by 2020 and the importance the Government place on tackling child poverty and improving life chances cannot be overstated. We have today published a consultation on our approach to child poverty. The consultation fulfils the requirement in the Child Poverty Act 2010 to consult with specified groups, including...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Support Agency (21 Dec 2010)

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 (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The effect of the measure is that people who live in state funded residential care homes will cease to be paid the mobility component of disability living allowance (DLA) after 28 days. While these residents will not be paid DLA, they will retain an underlying entitlement to the benefit and it will be reinstated if they leave the care home providing they continue to satisfy the conditions of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: This will be informed by responses to the consultation document which was published on 6 December 2010. We will be making clearer as we move towards the Bill exactly how the measure to cease paying mobility component of DLA to people in care homes will affect particular groups.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: There are currently around 575,000 people on the Motability scheme and we estimate that around 12,000 of them will be affected by the measure to cease paying the mobility component of disability living allowance to people in residential care after 28 days. The Department is discussing the proposed measure with Motability to enable them to decide how best they can manage the impact of this...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The Government take their obligations under the United Nations convention on the rights of disabled people into account as they develop policies and programmes. The report that Government will make to the United Nations next year will demonstrate how across Departments we have taken forward implementation in respect of article 20 and the convention as a whole.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: As part of the spending review all organisations are given the opportunity to contribute to the priorities of the spending review. All measures are subject to the parliamentary process, and we are committed to the involvement of charities, third sector organisations and other disability organisations in the ongoing development of policy in these areas. People are also invited to put forward...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: Motability users will be able to put forward their views on this proposal as part of the wider DLA reform consultation document which was published on 6 December 2010. We have already consulted with Motability who are considering how they will manage any impact this measure will have on individuals affected by it.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The information is as follows. (a) Disabled people who pay for all care home costs themselves will continue to be paid the care and mobility components of DLA they are entitled to. (b) Patients in NHS funded hospitals or similar institutions, including NHS funded residents in residential care homes, already cease to be paid both the care and mobility components of disability living...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Belfast (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: This is the responsibility of Alex Attwood, Minister of Social Development in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The effect of the measure is that people who live in state funded residential care homes will cease to be paid the mobility component of disability living allowance (DLA) after 28 days. While these residents will not be paid DLA, they will retain an underlying entitlement to the benefit and it will be reinstated if they leave the care home providing they continue to satisfy the conditions of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: By long-standing convention, observed by successive administrations and embodied in the Ministerial Code, the fact that the Law Officers have advised (or have not advised) on a particular issue, and the content of any advice, is not disclosed outside government.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Glasgow (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The numbers of people in receipt of disability living allowance aged between 25 and 35 in Glasgow North constituency is provided in the following table. DLA Claimants aged 25-35(inclusive) in Glasgow North parliamentary constituency, May 2010, aged 25-35 (inclusive) Number Glasgow North parliamentary constituency 400 Notes: 1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10....


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