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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (7 Jul 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish updated mortality statistics for employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance.

Employment for People with Disabilities — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Jul 2016)

Margaret Greenwood: ...economic, social and cultural rights by disadvantaged and marginalised individuals and groups, in particular women, children and persons with disabilities”. On social security, the committee recommended that the Government “reverse the cuts in social security benefits introduced by the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016”. Will the Minister...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners (14 Jun 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...for the National Health Service. Under the terms of their contract, GPs are required to provide certain medical reports or complete certain forms, such as those required to support a claim for incapacity benefit, free of charge to their registered patients. Outside of contractual requirements, GPs also provide a variety of other services which successive governments have regarded as...

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits (9 Jun 2016)

Jeane Freeman: .... UK Government welfare spend is forecast to fall by 1.5 per cent of gross domestic product between 2015-16 and 2020-21 to reach its lowest percentage level in 30 years. There are systematic spending cuts at a UK level to housing benefit, incapacity benefit, state pensions and employment and support allowance, and the introduction of a benefit cap. As 85 per cent of benefits remain at...

Business of the House: Disability Employment Gap (8 Jun 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...types of jobs. It is well established that the prevalence and geographical pattern of sick and disabled people reflects the industrial heritage of our country. Contrary to the Government’s “shirkers and scroungers” narrative, incapacity benefit and ESA are recognised as good population health indicators. Local economic conditions, whether the economy is thriving or not,...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...163;500 a month. That and further cuts will plunge disabled people into poverty and affect their condition. Ultimately it will affect the demand on the NHS and social care. The Government’s own data released last August show that people on ESA and incapacity benefit in 2013 were 4.3 times more likely to die, compared to the general population, which shows just how vulnerable they...

Backbench Business: Social Security (Equality) (26 Apr 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...someone’s health to deteriorate or get better within four months? It is illogical. The assessment has to happen between three and six months before, so why does that happen? I stand to be corrected, but I am not aware of anyone who was receiving incapacity benefit in my constituency who was not turned down automatically when they were moved to ESA. I see that happening all the time....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Scotland (13 Apr 2016)

Shailesh Vara: ...Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) is administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service. The Tribunal hears appeals against decisions of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on a range of benefits including employment and support allowance (ESA) and personal independence payment (PIP). The following table provides information on the number and proportion of ESA and PIP appeals...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Expenditure (13 Apr 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the total expenditure on disability, incapacity, industrial injuries and carer's benefits in each year from 2015 to 2020 in real terms.

Public Bill Committee: Policing and Crime Bill: Amendments to Schedule 2 to the Police Reform Act 2002 (12 Apr 2016)

...non-executive members. (6) The non-executive members may terminate the appointment of an employee member by giving the member written notice if they are satisfied that any of the grounds mentioned in paragraph 2(6)(a) to (g) apply in relation to the employee member.” 6 Omit paragraph 3 (deputy chairmen) (including the italic heading before that paragraph). 7 Omit paragraph 5 (chief...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Mortality Rates (24 Mar 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the mortality rate for claimants of incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance aged between 40 and 50 was in (a) England and Wales, (b) Newcastle, (c) Sheffield and (d) Newham in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit: Appeals (17 Mar 2016)

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount his Department has spent on re-assessing incapacity benefit claimants who successfully appeal against a finding of non-qualification in each year since 2010.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Chris Evans: ...which my hon. Friend the Member for Newport East (Jessica Morden) has been campaigning for years. We look forward to hearing the details, but I really wish that, rather than the cut being introduced in 2018, businesses could benefit from it this evening or tomorrow. HMRC estimates that in 2015-16 there are 3,000 additional rate taxpayers in Northern Ireland, 4,000 in the north-east and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Mental Capacity Bill: Final Stage (15 Mar 2016)

Jim Wells: ...brighter future than it has had in any previous end-of-mandate session. Given my long history in the Chamber, I remember that I was here in 1985, which was 31 years ago, when the previous mental health and incapacity legislation — the equivalent legislation — went through. That was 30 years ago. A complete generation later, here we are, back with new legislation. I assure...

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill: Clause 10 — Regulations (10 Mar 2016)

Edward Leigh: election for First Minister and deputy First Minister. (5) The holder of the office of First Minister or deputy First Minister may by notice in writing to the Presiding Officer designate a Northern Ireland Minister to exercise the functions of that office— (a) during any absence or incapacity of the holder; or (b) during any vacancy in that office arising otherwise than under...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Pensions (2015 Act) (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (8 Mar 2016)

Lord Maurice Morrow: ...units of additional state pension acquired by class 3A contributions. It does this by maintaining the amounts paid to those incapacitated before age 45 who received an increase to their long-term incapacity benefit and subsequently an equivalent increase to their state pension as a result; and maintaining the amounts paid to those who receive an increase of unemployability supplement paid...

Department of Health — End of Life Care: Welfare Reform and Work Bill (2 Mar 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...with progressive conditions, but they are frankly inadequate. On the health issues that people on ESA face, we know from the Government’s published data from last year that the death rates of people on incapacity benefit/ESA in 2013 was 4.3 times greater than those of the general population. That is an increase of 25% since 2003. People in the support group are 6.3 times more likely...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendment (29 Feb 2016)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: ...of the Government’s figures shows that more than 250,000 claimants in that group have ended their claims. One of the many reasons that so few people ended up in work was that half the claimants were ex-incapacity benefit claimants and were too unwell for work. They have been through that assessment process. There is a great deal of difference between someone who is categorised as...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (25 Feb 2016)

Priti Patel: Please see table below for Short Term Benefit Advance (STBA) applications and the outcomes of those claims; Aug-15 Sep-15 Oct-15 Nov-15 Dec-15 Jan-16 STBA Requests Received 17,450 17,188 17,391 17,355 17,428 17,526 STBA Requests Primary Benefit Paid (where the primary benefit has been paid negating the need for an STBA) 3,420 3,984 3,890 3,688 3,971 3,699 ...

Disabilities, Poverty and Inequalities — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (24 Feb 2016)

Natalie McGarry: ...of the care component of disability living allowance will no longer receive the severe disability premium. In Scotland, 80% of households hit by the bedroom tax include at least one disabled person. Changes to incapacity benefit have cost householders on average 3,480 a year and changes to disability living allowance have cost people 3,000 a year. In England, according to...

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