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Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 136 - Commencement (24 May 2011)

Maria Miller: I disagree with the hon. Lady. The commission will have every opportunity to provide an independent assessment of the Government’s progress in achieving their objectives. It will have access to the data and research evidence available in government, as well as to analytical support from the relevant Departments. For the commission to have such support is entirely right. We feel that new...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 130 - Indicative maintenance calculations (24 May 2011)

Maria Miller: I want to make it very clear, for the avoidance of doubt, that both services would calculate the maintenance liability in the same way—using HMRC income data.

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 129 - Collection of child support maintenance (24 May 2011)

Maria Miller: Earlier, I was about to give way to my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff Central.

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 129 - Collection of child support maintenance (24 May 2011)

Maria Miller: I can be clear and hopefully allay some of the concerns about this area. Both parents should have more choice about how they can pay and make sure that there are successful financial arrangements in place for their children. We think it is fair to allow non-resident parents the opportunity to choose to pay by maintenance direct but we are conscious that they should not be given the chance to...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 128 - Supporting maintenance agreements (24 May 2011)

Maria Miller: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for setting out the objectives of his amendments so clearly. I hope that my response allays his fears. I am glad to be able to restate our continued commitment to maximising the number of effective maintenance arrangements. We introduced the reforms precisely because we want to do so. The current approach, with its reliance on state involvement, is simply not...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Part 3 - Supplementary amendments to other Acts (24 May 2011)

..., Kate Green, Lilian Greenwood, Teresa Pearce, Anas Sarwar, Stephen Timms Voting no: Harriett Baldwin, Guto Bebb, Jane Ellison, Charlie Elphicke, Chris Grayling, George Hollingbery, Esther McVey, Maria Miller, Sarah Newton, Chloe Smith, Ian Swales, Paul Uppal, Jennifer Willott

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (24 May 2011)

Maria Miller: Officials in the Department for Work and Pensions are reviewing existing evidence and gathering more to determine the extent to which there are overlaps in provision for mobility needs of people in residential care homes. Our aim is to reduce overlaps in public spending not disabled people's ability to get out and about. When the work is complete we will make a final decision on the way...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (24 May 2011)

Maria Miller: Estimates of the number and proportion of children living in poverty are published in the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. HBAI uses household income adjusted (or 'equivalised') for household size and composition, to provide a proxy for standard of living. As they are based on survey data, child poverty estimates published in HBAI only allow breakdowns to Government Office...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (23 May 2011)

Maria Miller: Access to Work is a popular and successful programme and numbers helped have grown steadily in recent years. The programme supported 32,120 disabled people to keep or get employment during 2008-09 and supported 37,290 disabled people in 2009-10. Figures from April 2010 to December 2010 show that 32,680 disabled people were supported by Access to Work in that period. The figures appear to show...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (23 May 2011)

Maria Miller: Figures from the inception of Access to Work in 1997, up to end of March 2007 are not available due to unreliable data. The following table shows the number of individuals helped on the Access to Work programme each quarter since April 2007 and up to 31 December 2010(1, 2):     Number Q1 2007-08 16,610 Q2 2007-08 17,300 Q3 2007-08 17,600 Q4 2007-08 18,020 ...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (23 May 2011)

Maria Miller: From 2013 we will begin to replace disability living allowance for people of working age with personal independence payment, a new, more transparent benefit and objective assessment of individual need. We expect that by 2016 all existing working age recipients of disability living allowance will have been reassessed for personal independence payment. We will continue to involve disabled...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (23 May 2011)

Maria Miller: In response to the concerns raised by individuals and organisations, we announced that we would not remove the DLA mobility component from people in residential care from October 2012 and that we would consider the needs of care home residents along side all other recipients of DLA. We will review the existing evidence and gather more to enable us to determine the extent to which there are...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Disability (23 May 2011)

Maria Miller: The Department provides appropriate and flexible support through a variety of channels to ensure customers with learning disabilities are informed about benefits and services available to them. Information and help can be accessed through our online services via Directgov. We also produce leaflets in easy read format available both online and offline which provide information mainly for...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Income (23 May 2011)

Maria Miller: The following tables summarise the information on average earnings and income as requested, from the Family Resources Survey 2009-10—the latest data available: (a) Median weekly income from employment, self-employment, benefits and tax credits of benefit units containing at least one working adult (i) By region Region/country Median weekly income (£) North East 470 ...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (23 May 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government remain committed to eradicating child poverty. The Child Poverty Strategy, published on 5 April, sets out the broad range of policies which are being implemented to ensure that disadvantaged families have the help they need to lift themselves out of poverty and that children from poorer backgrounds have the same opportunities as other children to achieve their full potential...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform Bill (23 May 2011)

Chris Grayling: ...Belfast on 4 March and met with both the Minister for Employment and Learning and the Minister for Social Development. The Minister for Disabled People, my hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Maria Miller), has also had recent discussions on 20 April with the Minister for Social Development on a range of matters, including child maintenance and disability living allowance reforms....

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 128 (19 May 2011)

Maria Miller: The hon. Lady mentions a very important point. Having a legal background herself, she will know that the vast majority of people in this country do not go near the court system. Some 95% of separating families do not use the courts to resolve their situation, although, interestingly, many go to a solicitor in the first instance to ask for the sort of advice that I hope they will be able to...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 121 (19 May 2011)

..., Lilian Greenwood, Teresa Pearce, Anas Sarwar, Stephen Timms Voting no: Harriett Baldwin, Guto Bebb, Jane Ellison, Charlie Elphicke, John Glen, Chris Grayling, George Hollingbery, Esther McVey, Maria Miller, Sarah Newton, Priti Patel, Chloe Smith, Ian Swales, Paul Uppal, Jennifer Willott

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Support Agency (19 May 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 Alan Hardy In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Support Agency (19 May 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 Alan Hardy In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from...


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