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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (30 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We aim to get the decision correct every time. The Department monitors the quality and accuracy of its decision making with a robust quality assurance framework where feedback is given to individual decision makers as required.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (30 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Department only holds data on internal costs for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) Appeals. The average internal cost of each appeal is £278.35 for new claims and £138.84 for reassessment appeals. Other costs are only obtainable at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (30 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The latest available data on volumes of appeals, volumes overturned and volumes upheld can be found in quarterly published statistics from the Ministry of Justice in tables SSCS.1 and SSCS.3 of: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statisti cs#history

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (30 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The purpose of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is to provide a tax-free, cash contribution of up to £141.10 a week towards the additional cost which disabled people face. PIP is a part of the wide range of other financial and practical support that may be available depending on individual circumstances. To date, there is a higher proportion of people on the top rates of Personal...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Atos Healthcare: Complaints (30 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: From April 2013 to date, the Independent Assessment Services (formally Atos Healthcare) completed 2.3 million PIP assessments. The total number of complaints equates to less than 1% of the total number of assessments completed, as set out in the table below. Year Number of Complaints Received 2013 558 2014 3554 2015 3442 2016 5834 2017 (to 30 Sept) 4040 Total 17428

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (30 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: This information is not available. Only Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit equivalent claimants, with the most severe and lifelong health condition or disabilities, who are unlikely to ever be able to move in to work, will fall within this criteria. We expect the majority of these claimants will be assessed on paper, and will not need a face to face assessment

Democratic Political Activity (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Oct 2017)

Lord Tyler: ..., of course, it was Old Sarum that was always given as the example we should all refer to in that connection. In past elections the noble Lord, Lord Young, and I were often warned by our agents that if we did not check every single sum, every penny spent seeking our election, we or our election agent could end up in court. The recent practice, by all parties, of their national campaign...

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Oct 2017)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: ..., and he said, “Just let me tell you what I have to do as a boss. I have to sell a certain number of products every week so that I can pay all my staff’s salaries. Then I have to sell some more products so that I can pay the bank back”. Suddenly, the penny was dropping, even in that young mind. I can also tell you about a young lad whose mum had a new man in her life....

Modern Slavery Act 2015 (26 Oct 2017)

Vernon Coaker: ...and night over 13 years with no pay. The police refused to recognise that her son might be at risk, so in the end he was found and rescued by his own family. Yet four years after being rescued, Darrell has still not had a penny of compensation, nor has he received the sort of support that we might expect. I suggest to the Minister that while the Act focuses on criminal justice without...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (26 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Department works with many charitable and private sector providers. Examples within each parliamentary constituency could only be provided at disproportionate costs

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (26 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The guidance issued to decision makers when considering an ESA or PIP appeal to the First-tier Tribunal reflects the law. It explains (in summary) that ESA can continue to be paid pending the tribunal hearing, provided the appealed decision is not based on a second consecutive failed Work Capability Assessment determination. It further explains that if payment pending appeal is not...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (26 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Claimants are provided with personalised support, based on their individual circumstances. This includes tailored support from a work coach on a one-to-one basis, with additional work-related support and financial assistance, provided through Jobcentre Plus or specialist providers. Work coaches will also signpost to appropriate locally delivered provision.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Office for Nuclear Regulation (26 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The bulk of the income received by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is from charges to industry. The grant made available by the Department to cover statutory activity, for which the ONR cannot charge industry, is planned to decrease in line with ONR’s intention to reduce its reliance on the grant and the Spending Review 2015 Settlement. The Department for Business, Energy and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Attendance Allowance (26 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Attendance Allowance provides financial support to severely disabled people who require long-term care or supervision. Although some disabling conditions may appear to be long-term at their onset, this is not always so. The six-month qualifying period helps establish that the disability and the resulting care or supervision needs are of a long-term nature, and ensures the benefit goes to...

Social Care: Supported Housing (25 Oct 2017)

Jess Phillips: ..., the money goes to her. There are lots of women across the country saving up money and putting it away, so that they can escape and will not need a refuge bed. However, under the new universal credit system, every single penny going into that household will be paid to one person. It does not take a genius to work out who usually gets the money in a household, so that money will now be...

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Christine Jardine: ...we are perhaps getting that wrong. We have heard much about the problems with funding and the delays in transfers. Perhaps the most important thing we can do, apart from raising money by putting a penny in the pound on tax as my party advocates, is to stop treating social care and the NHS as a political football. Perhaps it is time that we establish a cross-party health and social care...

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy Convergence Moneys (25 Oct 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...;130 per hectare, was around only 45 per cent of the EU average, while every other country in the UK was above the EU’s 90 per cent threshold for triggering a convergence uplift. That means that the UK would not have received a penny extra in CAP funding—zero extra funding—had it not been for Scotland, but the UK Government of the time decided not to pass all the...

Smart Meters Bill (Programme) (24 Oct 2017)

...Theresa May Paul Maynard Patrick McLoughlin Esther McVey Mark Menzies Johnny Mercer Huw Merriman Stephen Metcalfe Maria Miller Amanda Milling 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...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (24 Oct 2017)

Laura Smith: ...in the country, with almost 4,000 children living in poverty. My constituents literally cannot afford to be subjected to this punitive programme. Will the Government admit that the six-week wait is nothing more than a penny-pinching exercise? How dare they patronise us with their excuses? Do they really expect me to explain to my constituents that the Government’s six-week wait is...

Rail Links: South-west England — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (24 Oct 2017)

Steve Double: ...that is being called for for the report sounds like an awful lot of money for what is essentially a desk-top exercise. I ask the Minister not only to support it but to ensure that we get value for money for every penny that we spend, so that we do not just throw money at things. There is no doubt that in the south-west we need to catch up on investment in our railways and close the gap. As...


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