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Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy: DWP Policies and Low-income Households (17 Jan 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: ...Strathspey (Drew Hendry), gave examples of cases that he has experienced. I could also give examples, and I am sure that Government Members have examples of cases they have dealt with regarding the work capability assessment or other cuts. It is absolutely right that we debate this very important matter. The Minister started by expressing the Prime Minister’s commitment about having...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Avian Influenza (16 Jan 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: .... This includes: issuing public health guidance for health protection teams and health professionals in supporting the response to poultry outbreaks and wild bird incidents; maintaining laboratory capability to test for suspected avian influenza infections in humans, through the PHE laboratory network and reference laboratory; developing and publishing a risk assessment of the public...

Armed Forces: Capability - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Earl Howe: ...remains substantial. Russia, as noble Lords have said, continues to show its force through both conventional and novel means. New theatres of conflict, most notably cyber, demand new and complex capability. And the transition to a new US Administration has been seen by some as an opportunity to question, perhaps even attempt to undermine, the role of the rules-based international order. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Illness: Work Capability Assessments (12 Jan 2017)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from mental health charities in relation to work capability assessments for people with mental health issues; and if he will make a statement.

Scottish Parliament: STEP Physical Literacy Programme (11 Jan 2017)

Elizabeth Smith: ...STEP programme is a bespoke, school-based literacy programme that is aimed at pupils in primary 4 and 5. It helps children to develop the fundamental skills that are needed to learn successfully. Physical literacy assesses a child’s core physical capabilities and is thus different from general physical education or sport. We know only too well that, for many children, basic learning...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]: Power to test different ways of working (10 Jan 2017)

Edward Timpson: ...;s Chief Inspector. The Secretary of State will also appoint other individuals who hold expertise relevant to the subject matter of an application, including representation from local government, social work practice, the voluntary sector and experts in the evaluation of pilots. The panel will be able to comment in full on an application. In answer to the question from the hon. Member for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Mental Health (9 Jan 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: People with mental health conditions are more likely to fail the work capability assessment and more likely to be sanctioned. At the same time, we know from independent research how damaging work capability assessments and sanctions are for people’s mental health. The Prime Minister made her announcements today, but when will the Government take responsibility for the impact of their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Contracted-out Health Assessments (9 Jan 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Over 93.5% of assessments for personal independence payment and over 90% of work capability assessments for ESA are deemed of acceptable quality through independent audit. Those that are not deemed acceptable are returned to the provider to be reworked. The Department closely monitors all elements of providers’ performance and holds those providers to account through their contracts.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Scotland (22 Dec 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: The numbers of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) initial work capability assessments (WCAs) still in progress in Scotland in the last four quarters for which information is available are as follows: Quarter Total In Progress Ending 29 February 2016 36,900 Ending 31 May 2016 54,800 Ending 31 August 2016 59,600 Ending 30 November 2016 64,800 Source: Data is derived from...

Universal Credit - Question for Short Debate (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: ...be severe”.—[Official Report, 10/7/09; col. 892.] Universal credit was welcomed, as others have said, with its mission agreed across all parties to simplify the payment of benefits, and to create work incentives and earnings progression. The noble Lord played a key role in keeping universal credit on the road when there were rumours that it was about to be scrapped. But the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Paedophilia: Internet (20 Dec 2016)

Sarah Newton: Online Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is an appalling crime that this Government is committed to stamping out. The NCA’s 2016 National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime, has designated the threat from child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) one of the highest priority crime threats facing the UK. There is significant under-reporting of online grooming and it is...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]: Fees (15 Dec 2016)

Edward Timpson: ...enables the Secretary of State, through regulations, to confer power on the regulator to charge fees in relation to registration or continued registration in the register provided for in clause 36; assessing whether a person meets a professional standard relating to proficiency, under clause 38(4); and the approval or continued approval of education and training courses in accordance with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Capita (15 Dec 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: Details of contracts that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded to Capita in the last five years are in the table below. This information includes MOD call-offs from wider Government framework agreements, such as those for the provision of interim personnel and training, but excludes contracts awarded by MOD Trading Funds and miscellaneous payments. I am withholding the details of two...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2017/18 (15 Dec 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...House. Copies are also available in the Vote Office. The Government is committed to protecting the public. The Government will provide the resources necessary for the police to do their critical work, and prioritise finishing the job of police reform by enabling the police to transform so they can tackle changing crime, deal with previously hidden crimes and protect the vulnerable. Since...

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Reduction Bill: Duties to help to secure accommodation (14 Dec 2016)

Bob Blackman: ...has been unable to find accommodation because it cannot afford the rent deposit. That is often a problem, particularly in areas of London. The household approaches the local authority, which assesses its situation and sees that the single barrier is the deposit. The reasonable step is for the authority to provide that deposit. Without the “help to secure” duty in clause 4, and...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Guidance on clustering of betting offices and pay day loan shops (13 Dec 2016)

Nick Herbert: ...to deal with the situation—should the measures I have tabled not be the right way to do so—we will rebuild confidence in neighbourhood planning and it will proceed. The measures I have tabled work as follows. New clause 7 addresses the first problem I set out. It would require planning authorities to consult neighbourhood planning bodies on decisions to grant planning...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Garston and Halewood (12 Dec 2016)

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people of working age in Garston and Halewood constituency have had a work capability assessment in each year since 2010; and how many of those people have been passed fit for work and placed (a) on jobseeker's allowance, (b) in a work-related activity group and (c) in the support group.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (12 Dec 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: The Royal Navy is, of course, continuously assessing the capabilities it requires, and work is ongoing across the Department to consider the options for the Harpoon replacement.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary: PEEL Legitimacy and Leadership Report Publications (8 Dec 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...Constabulary (HMIC) has today published its Legitimacy and Leadership reports as part of the 2016/17 PEEL inspection programme. Today’s report by the Inspectorate delivers, in general, a positive assessment of forces’ ability to keep individuals safe and reduce crime whilst acting with legitimacy and in providing effective leadership. The Legitimacy report includes the response...


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