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Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

...Nigel Mills Anne Milton Andrew Mitchell Damien Moore Penny Mordaunt Nicky Morgan Anne Marie Morris David Morris James Morris Wendy Morton David Mundell Sheryll Murray Andrew Murrison Bob Neill Sarah Newton Caroline Nokes Jesse Norman Neil O'Brien Guy Opperman Ian Paisley Jnr Priti Patel Owen Paterson Mark Pawsey Mike Penning John Penrose Andrew Percy Claire Perry Chris Philp Victoria...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (15 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: At mandatory reconsideration all evidence that had been considered at the initial decision stage is reviewed and, crucially, the claimant is prompted to provide any further evidence that the initial decision maker had not considered. If a claimant remains dissatisfied with the decision on their claim following mandatory reconsideration and proceeds to appeal, all previously submitted evidence...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (15 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: On the 19th January, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced that she would not appeal the High Court judgment regarding part of the 2017 amending regulations relating to eligibility to the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment. The Secretary of State also confirmed that the Department will implement the law on the mobility component, as set out in the MH Upper...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carers (15 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The level of Carer’s Allowance (CA) is protected by uprating it annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Since 2010 the rate of CA has increased from £53.90 to £64.60 a week, meaning an additional £550 a year for carers. In 2022/23 the Government is forecast to spend £3.7 billion on CA, a 36% real terms increase in expenditure on 2016/17. Additionally,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (15 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The specific information requested for the average length of time for PIP appeals to reach a hearing is not collated centrally. Statistics on the lengths of time for the combination of Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance appeals to be cleared are provided in Table T.3 of the quarterly bulletin “Tribunals and gender recognition...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (15 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (15 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: People in the Support Group who are claiming Contributions based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) will not have their benefit time limited. Anyone who meets the criteria for Contributions based ESA, who appeals the outcome of their Work Capability Assessment, and is subsequently placed in the Support Group, will not be subject to a 365 day restriction. The decision of the tribunal...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Air Pollution (14 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 10 May 2018. The correct answer should have been: The Health and Safety Executive has recorded the following hydrocarbon releases (HCRs) by year: 2000 264 2001 251 2002 242 2003 242 2004 273 2005 224 2006 190 2007 185 2008 147 2009 179 2010 186 2011 142 2012 105 2013 118 2014 94 2015 93 2016 101(p) 2017 103(p) Final...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Easington (14 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not readily available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Mental Health (14 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Government responded to the full review as part of our response to the consultation on the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper on 30th November. As part of our recently published command paper Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, we set out a broad ranging strategy to further support disabled people and people with health conditions – including mental...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Mental Health (14 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Government responded to the full review on 30th November as part of the command paper Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability. As set out in this publication, we agree with the review’s recommendation on the need to provide leadership and accountability, and maintain the momentum generated by the review. We will set out further plans shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (11 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: All Health Professionals are subject to on-going audit by our assessment providers to ensure that they deliver high quality assessments. The Department also undertakes independent audit to ensure that the advice provided to the Department’s decision makers is of suitable quality, fully explained and justified.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (11 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: Decisions on benefit awards are made by DWP decision makers based on the available evidence, including advice received from health professionals who carry out assessments. The Department is collating information from the First-tier Tribunal to identify and make improvements to the claimant journey. We have an established feedback process to individual health professionals to support the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (11 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: For Employment and Support Allowance, an award is reviewed as part of the Work Capability Assessment. Using all evidence available as well as a recommendation from a Healthcare Professional, our Decision Makers set re-referral periods for 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 or 36 months. For those with the most severe/lifelong conditions that meet the Severe Conditions Criteria the department has ended further...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Safety (10 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information cannot be provided in the format requested but according to the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation’s (OPITO) records, some 3857 ESRs did their mandatory initial training from 2010-17. As part of implementing a programme of Workforce Engagement inspections during 2015-16, HSE established that there were 1500 – 1700 ESRs in place at that time.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Air Pollution (10 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) is the organisation that provides the standard for initial Elected Safety Representative (ESR) training. It is the Duty Holders who are responsible for ensuring ESRs are suitably trained and that the cost is not borne by them. The OPITO Offshore Safety Representative Training Standard was reviewed by OPITO, HSE, International...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Safety (10 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: HSE has intervention strategies for every duty holder operating on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Strategies are addressed through a risk-based planned inspection programme, set every year for each duty holder, to test their relative strengths and focus on their weaknesses. This is further supported by investigations of incidents, which in addition to enabling HSE to hold duty holders to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Safety (10 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 has led to the United Kingdom having one of the best records on health and safety at work in the world. We see no reason why this should change as the country leaves the EU. The Government intends to maintain the current protections for workers by using powers proposed in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This will give workers and businesses...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Safety (10 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: Workforce Engagement inspections are largely focused on compliance with the Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989 (“SI 971”). From the 26 inspections undertaken specifically on workforce engagement, some 50+ non-compliance issues have been raised, formally in writing, with duty holders. HSE’s offshore inspection web page provides...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Safety (10 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Secretary of State has not had any recent discussions with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) officials on these issues. I meet regularly with the Chair and Chief Executive of HSE and I have received briefing on safety issues in the offshore oil and gas industry but not specifically on these issues. Workforce Engagement is a key part of every HSE offshore inspection. HSE continues to...


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