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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work and Health Programme: Disclosure of Information (27 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The publication of Work and Heath Programme data is still at the planning stage and current plans are for official statistics to be produced in the autumn of 2018. The frequency of the statistics will be established as part of the planning process. Significant progress has been made in the delivery of the Work and Health Programme which will be fully available across England and Wales by...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment (27 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The PIP assessment is not a medical assessment requiring the assessor to diagnose a condition and recommend treatment options. The focus is on ensuring that the Health Professionals are experts in disability analysis, focusing on the effects of health conditions and impairments on the individual’s daily life. All Health Care Professionals receive training on a wide range of conditions...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Inverclyde (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by myself, Official Report, 30 January 2018, Column 703.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The objective of the PIP assessment is to assess the impact that health conditions and impairments can have on an individual’s daily life. The PIP assessment is not a medical assessment requiring the Health Care Professional to diagnose a condition or to recommend treatment options. All Health Care Professionals complete initial and ongoing training on neurological conditions and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Long Term Unemployed People: Mental Health (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: We know that the longer a working age person is out of work, the more difficult it is for them to return to work and their health and wellbeing may worsen as a result, which is why improving employment support for people with mental health issues is a key priority for this Government. The Command Paper Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, published in November 2017,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by myself, Official Report, 30 January 2018, Column 703. This review will not lead to reduced awards as a result of applying the MH judgment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Garston and Halewood (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave on 2 February 2018 to Question UIN 125608.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Garston and Halewood (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department does not hold this information. It could only be determined by examining individual cases, as outlined in the statement made by myself, Official Report, 30 January 2018, Column 703.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety Laboratory (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: Prior to April 2015 the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) operated as an in-house agency of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It received funding of £28.8 million in 2012/13, £28.2 million in 2013/14 and £26.2 million in 2014/15. In April 2015 HSL was integrated as a major part of HSE’s Science Division. To deliver its strategic objectives, HSE allocates its...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety Laboratory: Contracts (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), operated as an in-house agency of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) until it was integrated as a major part of HSE’s Science Division in April 2015. The following table shows the level of revenue Science Division generated from external contracts in each of the last five years: Financial year Commercial income £m 2016/17 13.6...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety Laboratory: Profits (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), operated as an in-house agency of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) until it was integrated as a major part of HSE’s Science Division in April 2015. The Science Division does not make a profit. The primary objective is to undertake research and investigations on HSE’s behalf. Revenue is generated through the provision of workplace...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety Laboratory: Contracts (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), operated as an in-house agency of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) until it was integrated as a major part of HSE’s Science Division in April 2015. Most of the commercial work HSE undertakes is through the process of bidding for the work alongside any competitors. All work won through a bidding process is subject to 'Fair and Open...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Attendance Allowance (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: Information on the number and proportion of Attendance Allowance claimants receiving the lower and higher rate in each of the last seven years is contained in the table below: Lower rate Higher rate number percentage number percentage 2011 687,206 43% 913,654 57% 2012 662,191 43% 893,922 57% 2013 630,264 42% 867,056 58% 2014 601,739 41% 854,647 59% ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability: Employment (26 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: Specialist advice and employment support for people with mental health conditions is available for all. The roll out of the Health and Work Conversation across the UK supports work coaches to continue to build engagement with claimants with disabilities and health issues, backed by comprehensive new training which builds skills of empathy and active listening. We have also recruited new...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Compensation (23 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by myself, Official Report, 30 January 2018, Column 703.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (23 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: Claimants to Personal Independence Payment are not provided with a list of descriptors because the PIP2 questionnaire, “How your disability affects you”, was designed to allow claimants to tell us, in their own words, how their health condition or disability impacts them on a day-to-day basis. The questionnaire, which was co-produced with the assistance of disabled people, carers...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (23 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: As policies, processes and monitoring systems may vary, it is not always possible to produce the same statistics for each benefit administered by the Department. DWP statisticians work to produce statistics that most appropriately reflect the processes being measured for each individual benefit but, in cases where there are similarities, will aim to make the statistics as comparable as...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (23 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Claimant Service and Experience Survey includes claimants who have had contact with DWP in the last three months, so there would be scope for inclusion in the survey each quarter, even if the claim for ESA was subsequently disallowed. The latest overall satisfaction figure for ESA is 82% in 2016/17 (from 83% in 2015/16) as published on 22 February 2018 and available at GOV.UK:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (23 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Claimant Service and Experience Survey includes Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants who have had contact with DWP in the three months prior to interview and whose claims were successful. The latest overall satisfaction figure for PIP is 87% in 2016/17 (from 76% in 2015/16) as published on 22 February 2018 and available at GOV.UK:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (23 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I will place copies of the PIP2 and ESA50 questionnaires in the Library together with a booklet and flyer which accompanies the PIP2. A copy of the PIP2 questionnaire and the booklet accompanying it are also available from the Personal Independence Payment Toolkit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-personal-independence-paymen t-pip-toolkit. A copy of the ESA50 is also available here:...


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