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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Although our approach has primarily been to work with Remploy and other partners and charities, using their effective networks and channels to reach potential recipients, we have also incurred some expenditure in marketing the scheme and the figures are set out below. We have also worked extensively to promote the Access to Work Scheme via Disability confident with stakeholders and partners...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Government is committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment underpins this with a clear and time-bound goal to see 1 million more disabled people into work over the next 10 years. Since quarter 1 2016, the number of working aged disabled people in employment has increased by over 170,000 to 3.5 million in quarter 1 2017. The disability...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. We have recently published the following statistics on the number of people who have had Access to Work provision approved: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/access-to-work-stat istics. These statistics have been developed using guidelines set out by the UK Statistics Authority...

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

Jackie Doyle-Price: ...great to see the enthusiasm that my hon. Friend the Member for North Swindon referred to. Unfortunately the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth North (Penny Mordaunt), is no longer in her place, but the fact that she was here is testimony to her support for this work. We are very keen that people with learning disabilities receive more...

Healthcare in Oxfordshire — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Robert Courts: ...there are some other decisions that are linked inextricably to the first section that we will look at at some future point—a date that keeps going further back into next year? The whole point of the STP process is to look at healthcare needs in the round, not piecemeal, with penny-packet decisions made earlier, making that process impossible. As I have said, the CCG has a duty to the...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (17 Oct 2017)

Education: Fostering. 10:00 am; Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Christina Brandi, Fostering Service Manager, Action for Children Tay Jiva, Adoption and Fostering Manager, Penny Appeal Alison Michalska, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services Dr John Simmonds OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development, CoramBAAF Andy Elvin, Chief Executive, The Adolescent and Children’s Trust Professor Ray Jones, Emeritus Professor of Social...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (17 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Disability Confident scheme was launched in November 2016. As of 22 September 2017 5,162 employers had signed up to it, across a wide range of sizes, industries and locations, with this number continuing to grow. The Disability Confident Business Leaders Group, comprising of prominent national businesses, is leading efforts to promote Disability Confident to employers, as are industrial...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (17 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessment process only applies to Disability Living Allowance claimants (DLA) who were aged 16 to 64 on 8 April 2013 (the date PIP was introduced) or who reach the age of 16 after that date. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants will not be invited to claim PIP unless they are also in receipt of DLA. Since July 2015 all DLA claimants who...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (17 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We consulted on reform of the Work Capability Assessment in the Improving Lives Green Paper. We received around 6,000 consultation responses, supported by 166 accessible events across the country. Our officials have been working hard since the Green Paper consultation to analyse that fantastic response. We are working towards an autumn publication, which will provide an update on the recent...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (17 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (17 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Access to Work customers identified as being affected by the award limit have been contacted each year by specialist advisers to review and discuss their needs and progress towards managing within the cap amount once their transitional protection ends. Advisers have promoted workplace assessments and technological solutions; we will also be inviting affected customers to take part in a trial...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Exemptions (17 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We will consider whether a claimant meets the criteria for stopping routine assessments as part of our existing WCA process, which involves assessing individuals against a set of functional descriptors to determine how their illness or disability affects their ability to work. The criteria are being considered as part of a claimant’s initial or next WCA.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: At our last session of questions, the Foreign Secretary agreed with the hon. Member for Kettering (Mr Hollobone) that if the EU demanded a single penny in the Brexit divorce bill, then they could “go whistle”. A month later, the Foreign Secretary said—[Interruption.] I appreciate that accountability is difficult for the right hon. Gentleman, but he ought to listen. He said:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Complaints (16 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: In our response dated 13 September 2017 to Question 8827, we detailed the total number of complaints closed about Personal Independence Payment which were received by Hon. Members is 685, of which 54 were not responded to in 15 days. To provide a consistency in the information provided, we have used the same data set of closed complaints in the 16/17 operational year (April 2016 to March...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Complaints (16 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: In our response dated 13 September 2017 to Question 8827, we detailed the total number of complaints closed about Personal Independence Payment which were received by Hon. Members is 685, of which 54 were not responded to in 15 days. On 10 October 2017, our data shows, we currently have 70 open Personal Independence Payment complaints within our complaints community which are waiting to be...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Revenue and Customs: Staff (16 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: HM Revenue and Customs members of staff do not work on processing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims, instead DWP has responsibility for processing PIP claims. There were no staff above Grade D working on processing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Terminal Illnesses (16 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Rather than setting out a list of specific medical conditions, the criteria to identify those for whom reassessments are no longer required, is based on identifying claimants with the most severe health conditions and disabilities, where it would be unreasonable to expect the individual to undertake any form or amount of work or work related activity. We already have support in place for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (16 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) amendment regulations were introduced to clarify the assessment criteria, restore the original aim of the policy and make sure we are giving the most support to those who need it most. The regulations did not represent a change in policy, hence there will be no impact on forecast take-up of PIP.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Working Conditions: Temperature (16 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Whilst the Secretary of State has meetings with Trades Union representatives, there have been no discussions about high temperatures in the workplace. For information on the existing law and guidance on workplace temperature, I refer to a previous answer given by myself on the 9th September 2016 to Question UIN 44106

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (16 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The latest data on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) clearance times for both new claims and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP reassessed claims, can be found in tables 5 to 6 at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independen ce-payment-april-2013-to-july-2017. The latest available data on Social Security and Child Support Tribunal (including appeals against a...


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