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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (20 Jul 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the indicators for agreed outcomes for (a) personal independence payment health assessments and (b) work capability assessments; and if he will publish the performance against those indicators for each year since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Applications (20 Jul 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Employment and Support Allowance (ESA): The available information on the number of applications made to ESA can be found in the ESA Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments quarterly statistics published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-sup port-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment These statistics cover ESA applications made up to September 2016 and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (20 Jul 2017)

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform the work capability assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (20 Jul 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list (a) the qualification levels of assessors who undertake work capability assessments or personal independence payment health assessments and (b) the proportion of assessors who are members of professional bodies.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (20 Jul 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish (a) the value and duration of all contracts his Department holds with contractors for the delivery of work capability assessments and personal independence payment assessments and (b) the amount spent on each contract including (i) underspends and (ii) overspends in each year for which data is available.

Written Answers — Home Office: Metropolitan Police (20 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: We keep our preparedness for terrorist attacks under constant review. Since the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008, the Home Office has worked with emergency services to develop a strong, police-led capability to deal with large-scale attacks in the UK. We looked again at our response following the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015. Those attacks highlighted the challenges any country would...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (20 Jul 2017)

David Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals against decisions on entitlement to employment and support allowance following a work capability assessment were resolved within (a) three, (b) three to six, (c) six to nine, (d) nine to 12 and (e) over 12 months in each of the last five years.

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (19 Jul 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: .... I welcome the opportunity to talk about these significant issues. Clause 2 sets out the functions and objectives of the single financial guidance body. An important function of the new body is to work with others in the financial services industry, the devolved authorities, and the public and voluntary sectors, to support and co-ordinate the development of a national strategy to improve...

Strategic Road Network: South West (19 Jul 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...addressed this important issue, on which my hon. Friend has been vociferous—and rightly so—along with other colleagues in the past. That is why I have raised it now. Highways England has been assessing a larger-scale upgrade of the Bridgwater junction, as set out in the road investment strategy. When my predecessor wrote to my hon. Friend recently, he relayed the fact that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations (18 Jul 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: a) To ensure that the outcome of assessments conducted by his Department on people seeking to claim employment and support allowance are correct With regard to the actual Work Capability Assessment (WCA), the Department robustly monitors the performance of the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA). They are independently audited to ensure that the advice provided to the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland (18 Jul 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...time or the number cleared within 5, 10, 16 or 21 days. The system cannot produce data on cases which had to wait more than 6 weeks to receive their benefit. However ESA claimants are paid an assessment rate of benefit based on a preliminary decision prior to going through the work capability assessment. This means that the majority of claimants receive a decision on their claim with the...

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

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to obtain an assessment for employment and support allowance.

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

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) shortest, (b) average and (c) longest waiting time was for an assessment for employment and support allowance in the most recent 12 months for which data are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Disciplinary Proceedings (14 Jul 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Employees of the Department for Work and Pensions do not undertake Employment and Support Allowance or Personal Independence Payment assessments. In August 2012 following a competitive tendering exercise the contract for undertaking Personal Independence Payment assessments was awarded to Atos Healthcare and Capita Business Services Ltd. Work Capability Assessments are delivered through...

Korean Peninsula - Question for Short Debate (13 Jul 2017)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ..., as my noble friend Lord Lee suggested; or not be allowed to host international events, as the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, suggested; and that it should be opened up and that we should be trying to work with North Korea and accept it as a very different sort of state. The noble Baroness is being asked to do difficult things which almost get to the realms of Alice in Wonderland. I go back to...

Counter-Daesh Update (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Fallon: ...Mosul itself has not finally fallen; there is still a small pocket of resistance. Indeed, a Tornado and a Typhoon were over the city yesterday, bombing a final Daesh position, so there is still work to be done there. There will be work to be done to assist Iraqi forces in the capture of Tal Afar and Nineveh, so the campaign goes on and may well become more complex as Daesh spreads out and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (13 Jul 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...Britain, 2014 - 2016 Year of ESA claim start Initial ESA claims 2014 2,800 2015 2,600 2016 (Jan - Sep) 1,800 Table 2: Number of individuals assigned to the ESA Support Group or the ESA Work Capability Group following their Work Capability Assessment (for initial, repeat or IB reassessment claims), whose main disabling condition was recorded as Crohn’s Disease or...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (13 Jul 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...’ daily life. This requires very different skills from those involved in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients, with less need for specialist knowledge on diagnosis and treatment. The Work Capability Assessment is a functional assessment which focuses on what an individual can do, rather than assuming that their health condition or disability automatically means they...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (13 Jul 2017)

Jonathan Lord: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of health capability assessments for claimants of employment and support allowance with (a) mental health issues and (b) learning difficulties.


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