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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (28 Jul 2016)

Lord Freud: ...we identify an issue, we act to put it right. Following the recommendations from the Oakley Review and the subsequent report ‘Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review’ by the Work and Pensions Select Committee, we have made a number of improvements to the Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) sanction systems, particularly around...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness (21 Jul 2016)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the internal guidance that his Department issues to staff on the safeguards that those staff must observe when consideration is being given to (a) suspend or withhold payment, (b) impose a sanction or (c) terminate a claim in the case of a claimant of universal credit who has a mental health condition.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Bury St Edmunds (21 Jul 2016)

Jo Churchill: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants there were in Bury St Edmunds constituency in (a) June 2015, (b) December 2015 and (c) the latest month for which figures are available.

Women and Equalities: Welfare Policy: Gender Equality (21 Jul 2016)

Alison Thewliss: Engender has said that, since 2010, 26 billion of cuts to benefits, tax credits, pay and pensions have been made, and that 85% of that figure has come from women’s income. The statement made yesterday by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions confirms that the two-child policy and, presumably, the rape clause are carrying on. They will also have an effect on women’s...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (20 Jul 2016)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...Act 2010 for businesses to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that people with disabilities can access goods and services. Action on these issues is vital as the Department for Work and Pensions survey shows that 37% of disabled respondents found transport accessibility a significant barrier to work. We clearly have a long way to go to create a service to which all potential users have...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Peter Aldous: ...this important debate, which follows on from the Adjournment debate I led last Tuesday. This debate provides an opportunity to re-emphasise, this time to the new team at the Department for Work and Pensions, the vital importance of putting the funding of supported housing on a sustainable long-term footing as soon as possible. It is absolutely essential that we do this, so as to not to let...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (20 Jul 2016)

Public Accounts: Universal Credit: progress review. 2:30 pm; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Sir Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions Neil Couling, Work Services Director, Department of Work and Pensions

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (20 Jul 2016)

Public Accounts: Fraud and error stocktake: progress review. 3:15 pm; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Sir Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary, HMRC Nick Lodge,Director General, Benefits and Credits, HMRC

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Freud: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Damian Green MP) has made the following Written Statement. Universal Credit is the biggest transformation of the welfare state since its inception; it has formed and will continue to form a key part of this Government’s action to reduce reliance on benefits and increase incentives to work. It is a reform which is...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform (20 Jul 2016)

Damian Green: Universal Credit is the biggest transformation of the welfare state since its inception; it has formed and will continue to form a key part of this Government’s action to reduce reliance on benefits and increase incentives to work. It is a reform which is fundamentally about helping people to build better futures for themselves and their families. Universal Credit has been...

Carbon Budget Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (19 Jul 2016)

Lord Grantchester: ...is made of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs? Mention is made of the Department for International Development, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for Work and Pensions, the new Department for Exiting the European Union and the Department for International Trade, but no mention of responsibilities for Defra. Is this an omission or does it have...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health: Equality (19 Jul 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: The policy responsibility for welfare reform sits with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The Department of Health (DH) has not made a separate assessment of the effect of welfare reform on health inequalities in England or Scotland. It is for the Scottish Government to assess the impact of welfare reform in Scotland. Although no assessment has been made in England, DWP has engaged...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (18 Jul 2016)

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for claimants of universal credit to receive their first payment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (18 Jul 2016)

Lord Freud: On 28th June 2016 the Department for Work and Pensions published the report “Income-related benefits: Estimates of take-up in 2014/15”. The full report has been published online. For Great Britain, the following estimates are available for 2014/15:Pension Credit: Up to 3.1 billion of available Pension Credit went unclaimed;Housing Benefit: Up to 4.6 billion of...

Co-Operatives (14 Jul 2016)

Rob Wilson: ...co-operatives, they are all about their members working together to shape their own service, and their own success. I noted the interest of the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth in the armed forces credit unions. To remind him, the Government gave 0.5 million from LIBOR funds to establish payroll deductions to allow armed forces personnel to access credit union savings and...

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...fourth Oral Question earlier today. We have to deal with that prejudice and we have to deal with the ignorance about the scale of the money that is spent on social security and the social protection network. If you include education, health, pensions and all the other bits and pieces of state support that are available—and have been available, certainly to me and my generation, with...

Free Childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds (12 Jul 2016)

Karin Smyth: ...from my own constituents that navigating the processes can be as big a barrier to claiming entitlements as knowledge of the offer itself. That extends, incidentally, to other entitlements such as pension credit and income support.

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (12 Jul 2016)

Financial Exclusion Committee: Financial Exclusion. 10:30 am; Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10:40 AM) Ms Gwyneth Nurse, Director of Financial Services , HM Treasury Mr Neil Couling, Director General of Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions Mr Justin Manson, Director , UK Government Investments

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jul 2016)

Phil Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of in-work conditionality under universal credit on the number of people offered (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jul 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children he expects will be lifted out of poverty by the introduction of universal credit.


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