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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments: Disability Assessment (26 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: Assessments are important, so that people who need support receive the right level. Where there is enough existing evidence to determine benefit entitlement, claimants do not need a face-to-face assessment. We are committed to continuously improving PIP, so that those with degenerative diseases get the support they need in a timely fashion.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment Claims Review (26 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: The exercise to identify claimants affected by the MH judgment will start as soon as we have made the changes to the guidance needed to implement the judgment. We are currently engaging with stakeholders to design these changes. Of course, I will continue to regularly update the House.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Scheme (26 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: I am pleased that there are 600,000 more disabled people in work than four years ago. Disability confident employers are contributing to the thousands more jobs that we have created every week since 2010. There are now just under 6,000 employers signed up to the disability confident scheme. I am delighted that all Departments have achieved disability confident leader status.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (26 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his work and his campaigning on this issue. He is himself a Disability Confident employer, as are all Work and Pensions Ministers. Some 70 Members of Parliament have now taken this step, and I really encourage all those who have not done so to come along to one of our excellent Disability Confident events so that they will have the confidence to employ people...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Guardianship (26 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department for Work and Pensions has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Guardianship (26 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department for Work and Pensions has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

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

Sarah Newton: The Department for Work and Pensions has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (26 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: This Government is committed to enabling young disabled people to fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations. We provide a range of programmes and initiatives to support them, including: Jobcentre support for schools, which targets young people that schools identify as being at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training), or who may otherwise be disadvantaged...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Motor Neurone Disease (23 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: Entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance is based on how a person’s health condition affects their functional capability to work. This means that we do not make exemptions from the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process based solely on medical conditions. However I met representatives of the Motor Neurone Disease Association in February 2018, and listened to their concerns...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Business Premises: Assistance Dogs (22 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: There are no plans to introduce legislation to ensure businesses have signage stating that service animals (assistance dogs) have access to premises. Standards for assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned. Assistance dogs must...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Health and Safety: Drugs (22 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: No assessment has been made of the potential merits of mandatory drug testing for people who operate heavy plant machinery. Employers have a general duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees. If they knowingly allow an employee under the influence of drug misuse to continue...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (22 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department for Work and Pensions monitors overall levels of satisfaction for most benefits, including Personal Independent Payment (PIP), via the Claimant Service and Experience Survey. The survey includes PIP claimants who have had contact with DWP in the three months prior to interview. The latest overall satisfaction figure for PIP was 87% in 2016/17 (76% in 2015/16). The research is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment (22 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: This information is not available. Capita and Independent Assessment Services do not categorise complaints by health condition or impairment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (22 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: Claimants to Personal Independence Payment with memory problems, a severe mental health or behavioural condition, learning difficulty or developmental disorder and with no support network in place, can be provided with additional support during the claiming process if they need it. That support can include help with filling in the claim form or the questionnaire and additional protections for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment (22 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department is committed to ensuring that all claimants are taken through the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim process as quickly as possible. The Department does not differentiate between conditions with the exception of claimants who are terminally ill. Regardless of the claimant’s condition, the PIP claims process continues to work effectively as the end-to-end customer...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (21 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: The contracts awarded by DWP to carry out health assessments state that all sites must be compliant with the Equality Act 2010. Assessment providers are required to consider the needs of claimants such as proximity to public transport routes and access to suitable parking e.g. Blue badge parking (there is no requirement in the specification to provide on-site parking). Additionally, the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture (21 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department currently spends £900m a year supporting disabled people and those with health conditions through Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). The Department carefully considered the recommendation from the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council but decided not to add Dupuytren’s contracture to the list of prescribed diseases, in order to continue to help as many...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (21 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department has rejected recommendations from the IIAC twice, once in 1981 and once in 1992.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture (21 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: One Parliamentary question, PQ119611 and one item of ministerial correspondence from David Hanson MP have been received since the decision was taken not to add Dupuytren’s contracture to the list of prescribed diseases.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Private Rented Housing: Natural Gas (21 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: Health and safety inspectors appointed under section 19 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) exercise powers under section 20 of HSWA to enforce the requirement for landlords to hold a record of the gas safety check for the property they are letting.


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