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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Margot James: ...moment, the period is two weeks. The hon. Member for Lincoln asked whether it could be divided into days here and there. That is currently not possible within the various types of family leave and carer leave that exist on the statute book. The leave is divided into weeks, but it can be taken over a period of time. I am sure that when hon. Members get to discuss the Bill in Committee, the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Treatments: Innovation (20 Oct 2017)

Jackie Doyle-Price: ...to collectively promote and advance public involvement in health and social care research around the world. The Government also supports the work of the James Lind Alliance, which brings patients, carers, clinicians and medical research charities together to identify and prioritise research topics. In addition, we fund the UK Clinical Trials Gateway and Join Dementia Research to enable...

Tobacco Control Plan: Valproate and Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome (19 Oct 2017)

Sharon Hodgson: ...in position papers and reports, and nothing substantial. This is why it is welcome that the European Medicines Agency, in one of its first public inquiries, on 26 September 2017 called together patients, carers, doctors, pharmacists and academics to look into the matter further. It will be interesting to see the outcomes of its investigation when it concludes. We have a duty to set the...

Tobacco Control Plan (19 Oct 2017)

Mims Davies: ...lives per day in England. Think of how many lives we are losing from preventable causes. We have also heard about the £11 billion cost to the economy. Last November, I held the parliamentary reception for carers’ rights day and I shall do the same next week; the long-term impact of this issue really concerns me. Like many Members, I am not here to lecture; we are all sympathetic...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (19 Oct 2017)

Melanie Onn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many kinship carers have been denied child tax credit, for a baby to whom they or their partner have given birth, as a result of the restriction of child tax credit to two children in a household since 6 April 2017.

Social Security Support for Kinship Carers (18 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I congratulate the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) on securing this important debate on social security support for kinship carers. She has raised a number of important issues and I am glad that she has taken the opportunity to highlight the invaluable work that kinship carers do. They truly are the unsung heroes,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Oct 2017)

Laura Pidcock: Universal credit is not just a benefit for jobseekers; it is for people in work to subsidise their low pay, for carers and those who cannot work. My constituents have endured the brunt of austerity for many years. Now the Department for Work and Pensions proposes to roll out the universal credit system in my constituency over Christmas—the toughest financial time for people. My...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Runaway Children (18 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...indicated below. Information for earlier years is not available. Local authorities have improved their reporting of missing incidents through increased collaboration with partner organisations and carers, updated recording systems, and further training for carers to improve understanding of reporting processes. 107417_107419_table_attachment (Word Document, 28.88 KB)

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We have consulted and engaged widely, and continue to do so, with disabled people, carers and representative organisations to ensure the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment process works smoothly and efficiently for all claimants, regardless of their condition or disability. The PIP assessment allows us to accurately and consistently assess individuals’ needs, ensuring that...

Safeguarding Adults with Learning Disabilities — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Justin Tomlinson: ..., tackling the postcode lottery is an absolute must. Finally, we should not forget the families. They face a huge challenge. Many of those I met were families that had a good network of support, which was how they got through the postcode lottery, but many carers are not best equipped to navigate an incredibly complicated system, and ultimately it is the vulnerable people for whom they are...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Carers: Child Tax Credit (17 Oct 2017)

Melanie Onn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential number of kinship carers who will be unable to claim child tax credit for their own baby because of the restriction of child tax credit to two children in a household in each of the next three years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Carers (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he plans to issue to officials of his Department to aid them in deciding whether a full-time carer should be placed in the no work-related requirements conditionally group under regulation 89(b) of the Universal Credit Regulations.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Carers (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a carer will be placed in the no work-related requirements conditionality group of universal credit claimants if that carer provides full-time care for a disabled person awaiting a decision on their claim for a qualifying disability benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Veterans: Housing Benefit (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...living in and under-occupying social housing without exception. A couple of easements apply. For example an extra bedroom is provided for those who require overnight care from a non-resident carer and for couples who are unable to share a bedroom due to disabilities. Since 2011, the Government has provided local authorities with around £900 million in Discretionary Housing Payment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Maternity Payments: Carers (17 Oct 2017)

Melanie Onn: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many kinship carers have been refused the Sure Start maternity grant for their baby because they are already raising other children in their household.

Care Homes: Hospital Discharges - Question (16 Oct 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: ...Lords, with the pressure on hospitals to discharge people and the lack of nursing and residential care beds, does the Minister agree that undue and unfair pressure is sometimes put on families and carers to accept discharge in an unsuitable situation? Last week, I spoke to an 87 year-old carer, herself frail and with severe angina, who was induced—I use the word advisedly—to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Employment: Leave (16 Oct 2017)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on introducing a new statutory entitlement to carer's leave for working people.

Written Answers — Home Office: Carers: Foreign Nationals (16 Oct 2017)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the position of Zambrano carers after the UK leaves the EU is being discussed in the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (16 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We have consulted and engaged widely, and continue to do so, with disabled people, carers and representative organisations, to ensure the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) assessment processes work smoothly and efficiently for all claimants, regardless of their condition or disability. We do recognise that attending a face-to-face assessment can...


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