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Business of the House (13 Jan 2011)

George Young: I hope that the right hon. Gentleman recognises that the written ministerial statement that the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Maria Miller), put out this morning takes forward work started by the previous Government to move work away from the failed CSA and to promote conciliation. The Green Paper is a consultative document, and at...

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Child Maintenance (13 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I am pleased to announce today the publication of "Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance". This Green Paper sets out our vision to empower and enable parents to take responsibility for the welfare of their children through reform of the child maintenance system. We recognise that for families, parental separation is an emotional time. The...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Attendance Allowance (13 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: We have no plans to amend the entitlement conditions for attendance allowance to introduce a mobility component. It is normal for pensions and benefit schemes to contain different provisions for people at different stages of their lives. Disability living allowance which has a mobility component is intended to focus additional help with the extra cost of disability on people who have the very...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (13 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: We believe that our DLA reform proposals are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The coalition Government published a public consultation on disability living allowance reform on 6 December 2010. The closing date of the consultation is 14 February 2011 and we will consider the responses we receive as part of our response to the consultation. Consideration was given to...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (13 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Darra Singh. I have asked him to provide the right hon. Member with the information requested. Letter from Darra Singh: The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your questions asking what the reasons are for the time taken in listing Mr John McGlone's appeal against loss of benefit; and when he...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (12 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The information requested is not available.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (12 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.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (12 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: As part of the work capability assessment, a healthcare professional will give advice on when they think a customer's condition may have changed sufficiently that a return to work may be possible. They must also give a justification for this advice. The Department uses this advice to decide when to reassess claimants. A claimant for whom a return to work is considered unlikely within two...

Benefit Entitlements (Joanna Cranfield) (11 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West (Mr Amess) for bringing to the attention of the House the achievements of his constituent Joanna Cranfield. By securing the debate, he has been able to shed light on her remarkable achievements as a role model for young people in this country through her work as a swimmer. I recognise many of the challenges that disabled people can face,...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (11 Jan 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: ...introduce a new public sector Equality Duty in 2011 and we are working closely with ODI on this: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend, the Minister for Disabled People (Maria Miller) on 10 November 2010, Official Report, column 344W. The equality strategy also commits the UK to set a good example through our implementation of UN conventions on equality and...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance: Chatham (11 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The number of people in receipt of carers allowance over the last five years. Chatham and Aylesford parliamentary constituency( 1) As at May: Number 2010 1,060 2009 940 2008 870 2007 810 2006 800 (1) Constituencies used for May 2010 are for the Westminster Parliament 2010. Prior to this, the constituencies used are for May 2005. Notes: 1. Figures are...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (11 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: holding answer 20 December 2010 The Secretary of State has had no recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Jobcentre Plus or Atos Healthcare about proposals to time-limit contributory employment and support allowance.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit: Unpaid Work (11 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: People claiming incapacity benefit can undertake a range of activities, including certain unpaid work and continue to be entitled to benefit. These rules are known as "permitted work". The Department for Work and Pensions Research Report No 268 "Final outcomes from the Permitted Work Rules" published in 2005, provides evidence that permitted work can act as a stepping stone to return to work;...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Sick Leave: Ankylosing Spondylitis (11 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: There are no recent estimates of working years or days lost as a result of ankylosing spondylitis.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment Independent Review (11 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: We believe that the overall principles of the work capability assessment (WCA) are right, but that the specific system which we inherited developed by the previous Government contained flaws that risked undermining its effectiveness. We have therefore moved swiftly to put those right. We welcome the first independent review of the WCA, led by Professor Malcolm Harrington. This was a thorough...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disabled Jobseekers (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The coalition Government have an ongoing commitment to co-production, which involves disabled people in how our policies develop. The Government also regularly meet charities and voluntary organisations to discuss new policy ideas. For example. Mind, Mencap and the National Autistic Society are working with Professor Harrington as part of the independent review of the work capability...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disabled Jobseekers (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Battersea (Jane Ellison) earlier today.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disabled Jobseekers (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave earlier.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Local authorities' contracts with care homes cover daily living activities, which may include providing access to doctors, dentists and local services such as libraries and banks. In addition, care homes have an obligation to help residents to pursue their independence. Our proposals will therefore remove an overlap in public funding.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Support (10 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...


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