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Point of Order (30 Apr 2019)

Marsha de Cordova: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions changed the wording of the ESA65B letters to GPs, wrongly informing them that they no longer needed to provide fit notes for ill and disabled patients who had been found to be “fit for work”. On 18 March this year, in response to an oral question from me, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions said that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (29 Apr 2019)

Alan Brown: ...ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 142518 on Employment and Support Allowance, whether any subsequent changes have been made to the ESA65B letter to inform doctors that they should continue to provide fit notes for claimants if they are appealing a decision or their condition worsens.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 Apr 2019)

Marion Fellows: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 April 2019 to Question 239928 on Employment and Support Allowance, when she plans to complete her update of the ESA65B letter.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 Apr 2019)

Marion Fellows: ...for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 April 2019 to Question 239928 on Employment and Support Allowance, which medical organisations she is consulting to advise on the updating of the ESA65B letter.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 Apr 2019)

Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ESA65B letters her Department has sent to GPs in 2018.

Ten Years of the Work Capability Assessment — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (24 Apr 2019)

Marsha de Cordova: ...it is time to start recording and calculating the number of people who are falling out of the system? Will the Minister also share how much it costs to administer ESA appeals? It is good that the ESA65B letter will be revised for the summer. Will the Minister pause any further distribution of those letters to GPs? Perhaps the biggest failure of the work capability assessment lies in its...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (15 Apr 2019)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her letter of 4 April 2019, in what time frame she will complete updating the current ESA65B letter with input from medical organisations.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (8 Apr 2019)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to revise the ESA65B letter to GPs to make it clear that a patient may appeal a fit for work decision made through a work capability assessment and a fit note is needed for the patient to obtain employment and support allowance payments until the appeal is heard.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (8 Apr 2019)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which bodies record how many ESA65B letters have been sent to GPs in (a) the Brighton and Hove area (b) other areas since the wording of that letter was revised; and if he will take steps to obtain and publish that information.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (5 Apr 2019)

Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 142517 on employment support allowance, which Minister authorised revisions to the wording of ESA65B letters to claimants’ GPs.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (3 Apr 2019)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ESA65B letters have been sent to GPs since the wording of that letter was revised, in each month in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (22 Mar 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when Ministers authorised a change to the ESA65B letter to GPs telling them there is no longer a need for them to supply fit notes to their patients who had been found fit for work through a Work Capability Assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (22 Mar 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: ...for Work and Pensions, how many sick and disabled people have lost social security support payments whilst they appealed their work capability assessment as a result of GPs receiving the amended ESA65B letter; and what savings to the public purse have accrued as a result of stopped social security support arising from that change.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (22 Mar 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the changes to her Department's ESA65B letter to GPs on employment and support allowance claimants.

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (14 Mar 2019)

Ruth George: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Will the Minister for Women and Equalities join me in condemning the wording of letter ESA65B from the Department for Work and Pensions—the letter asks general practitioners to cease issuing fit notes to people with disabilities awaiting an appeal for employment and support allowance—and help ensure that such blatant discrimination against disabled people, which...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (13 Mar 2019)

Emma Dent Coad: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 May 2018 to Question 146988 on the revised wording of the ESA65B letters sent to employment support allowance claimants’ GPs, on what date the meeting took place at which the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners agreed to that revised wording.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (24 Jan 2019)

Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to employment and support allowance, how many ESA65B letters her Department has sent to GPs in each month since May 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (26 Nov 2018)

Emma Dent Coad: ...on Employment Support Allowance, what written evidence her Department holds on the British Medical Association and Royal College of General Practitioners agreement to the revised wording of the ESA65B letters sent to claimants’ GPs when they fail the work capability assessment.


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