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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments (31 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Winter fuel payments for winter 2011-12 will be £200 for households with someone who has reached women’s state pension age and is under 80 and £300 for households with someone aged 80 or over. DWP forecasts of winter fuel payment expenditure assume that the level of payments will remain constant over the next five years.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (31 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: It is important to be clear that the new assessment for the personal independence payment (PIP) will be very different to the work capability assessment (WCA) used in employment and support allowance (ESA). This recognises that ESA and PIP are different benefits paid for different reasons. The emerging assessment for PIP will focus on individuals' ability to carry out key everyday activities,...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Access to Work provides financial help towards the extra costs faced by people with a disability in work, where this goes beyond what would be reasonable for an employer to meet. Access to Work supported 37,210 disabled people during 2009-10. From 9 December 2010, disabled job seekers have been able to find out immediately if they are eligible for Access to Work support by completing a short...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the hon. Member with the information requested and I have seen the response. Letter from Stephen Geraghty: In reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Departmental Public Bodies (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: On 16 March 2011, Official Report, columns 9-10WS, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr Maude) issued a written ministerial statement updating Parliament on progress on public bodies reform. That statement also announced that Departments estimate cumulative administrative savings of at least £2.6 billion will flow from...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Scotland (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Information is not available on the National Statistics datasets to identify disability living allowance claimants that have had their claim withdrawn. The Department does collect some limited management information on the outcomes of initial claims for disability living allowance, however it is not of sufficient quality or completeness to provide a robust answer. This information does not...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Wales (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: I have written to the Deputy Minister for Social Services at the Welsh Assembly (Gwenda Thomas) about this and disability living allowance reform more generally. I guarantee that this measure is not intended to reduce the mobility of residents in care homes. It aims to remove any overlap, not remove severely disabled people's ability to get out and about. We are now considering mobility...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Disability (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The information requested is given as follows. All employment and support allowance claimants: Great Britain, May 2010 Total number of claimants Support Group Work-Related Activity Group All claimants 527,120 39,110 109,270 People with cancer 20,030 8,200 2,250 Employment and support allowance claimants by payment type: Great Britain, May 2010 Claimants...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Kirkcaldy (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Information on the numbers of claimants who have been receiving employment and support allowance for over 1 year (as at May 2010) is as follows: More than one year Great Britain 114,310 Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 190 Notes: 1. Case load figures are rounded to the nearest 10; some additional disclosure control has also been applied. 2. ESA data are now available on the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government are committed to tackling child poverty, as the coalition document affirms. We will be stating how we intend to do this in the forthcoming child poverty strategy, to be published shortly.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Treasury published the document, "Overview of Impact of the Spending Review 2010 on Equalities" alongside the spending review announcement. And we have published a summary of the changes which affect disabled people on the Department for Work and Pensions' website at: www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/spending-review-2010 where people are able to register for updates to help keep them fully...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Consideration was given to the equality impacts of the reforms when the proposals were being developed, including the impacts on those with specific conditions. At this point the new assessment has not been finalised and the impact on carers and particular groups of people with disabilities will only be determined when this is completed. The impact assessment for disability living allowance...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government's position on the Independent Living Fund was set out in the written ministerial statement issued on 13 December 2010, Official Report, column 85WS. This made clear that the Independent Living Fund will remain closed permanently to new applications and we will safeguard the position of existing recipients by carrying out a formal consultation on future support for existing...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Strokes (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Department has not previously commissioned, not has any current plans for, any specific research into the economic consequences for an individual of stroke. While any evidence on specific conditions is of interest, previous and current work has focused primarily on the overall economic costs of working age ill-health covering all health conditions which can affect an individual's ability...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Written Questions: Government Responses (30 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: I replied to the hon. Member's questions on 15 February 2011; Official Report columns 679-80W.

Amendment of the Law (29 Mar 2011)

Gemma Doyle: ...who need vital support. It is an outrageously unfair cut that will leave many disabled people trapped in their homes. We had an intervention earlier from the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the hon. Member for Basingstoke (Maria Miller), but we still have not cleared up the confusion on this issue. Earlier the Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, the hon....

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Families (29 Mar 2011)

Edward Davey: ...refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him on 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 864W, by the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Maria Miller).

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (Halifax) (28 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: After disability living allowance reform, we will be spending broadly the same in 2015-16 as we spent in 2009-10. At present, some 5,480 people in the Halifax parliamentary constituency are in receipt of DLA. That is after a 30% increase in the number receiving DLA nationwide in the last eight years. We will work with disabled people and the organisations that represent them on the design and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment Support Services (28 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Liz Sayce is due to submit her independent review of specialist disability employment services by the summer of 2012. We look forward to her recommendations and will respond in due course.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Stay-at-home Mothers (28 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: All parents have a responsibility to support their families, but we will make it as easy as possible for families to adapt their own working arrangements. The structure of disregards and tapers in the universal credit will make it easier for parents to move into financially rewarding work that they can balance with their child care needs. When the child is very young—pre-school...


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