Results 1–20 of 2459 for work capability assessment

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessments (24 Feb 2017)

Clive Betts: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to introduce new rules which will not require reassessments for employment and support allowance for people with severe life-long conditions; and if he will publish the criteria by which severe life-long conditions are defined as such for the purposes of exemption from those assessments.

Unaccompanied Children (Greece and Italy) (23 Feb 2017)

Virendra Sharma: ...accommodate more refugees is based on threadbare figures that are nine months out of date. The Government claim that the 217 councils in the UK responsible for children cannot even handle two each. This is drastically underestimating the capabilities and dedication of those selfless men and women who devote their lives to public service. My own council, Ealing, along with the council...

Backbench Business: Disabled People: Publicly Accessible Amenities — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (23 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...building regulations, which play an extremely important role in ensuring that facilities are available for disabled people. The aim of building regulation requirements is to ensure that toilet layouts work for as many people as possible. The first building regulations on accessibility were introduced in 1984, and requirements have been updated regularly to ensure that new building work...

Lancashire County Council (22 Feb 2017)

Andrew Percy: Indeed. I am simply responding to a point made by the hon. Member for Preston, but I will take your guidance on that, Mr Owen. Over the previous Parliament, councils showed that they are capable of finding savings and efficiencies, and some have delivered them very well. Many councils that have much lower proportionate per head funding have been able to deliver incredible savings and services...

Government Services (Telecommunication Charges) (21 Feb 2017)

Chris Stephens: ...advice lines by all Government Departments so that call charges to citizens would be restricted or, for the most vulnerable, eliminated. It would ask Government Departments to conduct an assessment for each local authority area of the provision of public computer equipment capable of being used by Department for Work and Pensions claimants, for example, and to publish the results. If that...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) (20 Feb 2017)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: ...part of the veil in which the Government have shrouded their policy since the referendum, we have not yet seen more than a glimpse of its ankle, and we have not been given a single metric or impact assessment on the choices the Government have already made and are preparing to make more of. Not a figure has emerged setting out the various options and costing them as those published last...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: (20 Feb 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his comments. We are clearly looking to reform the work capability assessment on employment and support allowance. That affords us some opportunities to look at the PIP assessment process, to which there have already been many improvements. If we can ensure that both those systems are sharing data properly, we should be able to reduce the burden on the claimant.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (20 Feb 2017)

Carol Monaghan: Last year, the Government announced that those with chronic progressive conditions would not be subjected to continual work capability assessments. Why are constituents of mine with progressive conditions like multiple sclerosis continually being called for reassessment?

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Prisons and Probation (8 Feb 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: ...and scrutinising prison and probation performance. The creation of HM Prison and Probation Service will build a world-leading, specialist agency, dedicated to professionalising the prison and probation workforce, backed by an additional £100m a year and 2,500 additional prison officers. The Service will be a place that staff are proud to work, attracting the brightest and best talent...

Brexit: UK-EU Security (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (7 Feb 2017)

Baroness Prashar: ...; a former justice of the Supreme Court and my distinguished predecessor, the noble Lord, Lord Hannay. I thank the members of my sub-committee and its excellent clerk, Julia Labeta, for their hard work and commitment in ensuring that the report was produced in time for consideration. In their White Paper The United Kingdom’s Exit from and New Partnership with the European Union, the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Chronic Illnesses: Work Capability Assessment (7 Feb 2017)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many completed repeat assessments there have been of people with (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) multiple sclerosis, (c) motor neurone disease, (d) rheumatoid arthritis and (e) cystic fibrosis by year of repeat assessment, since the introduction of personal independence payments in 2013; and if he will make a statement.

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: My Lords, the Government take the harm caused by online abuse and harassment very seriously, and we will continue to invest in law enforcement capabilities to ensure that all online crime is dealt with properly. Amendment 70 would require the Government to carry out a review of online abuse and lay a report before Parliament within six months of Royal Assent. We do not believe that it is...

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...way to go to make every business covenant-friendly. We have 1,300 signed up so far, and they are committed in their small or larger way to supporting our military families. We therefore look forward to working with the MOD and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to increase participation in the corporate covenant scheme exponentially in the year ahead. A key way in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease (2 Feb 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a maximum number of face to face assessments for Parkinson's disease sufferers.

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (2 Feb 2017)

Humza Yousaf: ...and a programme of investment and improvements until 2024. Following a debate in the chamber on 25 November 2015, Derek Mackay, the then Minister for Transport and Islands, wrote jointly with the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers to the European Commission on 1 April 2016. The letter followed numerous approaches by the Government to seek the Commission’s view on...

NATO: Member State Spending - Question for Short Debate (1 Feb 2017)

Earl Howe: ...that overall spending is not the only metric we use to measure NATO progress. Three other factors are worth mentioning. First, we have also seen 10 nations increase the proportion of their investment dedicated to new capability. The noble Lord, Lord Clark, was absolutely right to highlight how critical that is. At a time when our adversaries are making exponential advances in...

Technical and Further Education Bill - Second Reading (1 Feb 2017)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...the Bill. It is a great pleasure to wind up for the Opposition. This Bill is clearly very important; it goes to the heart of one of the major challenges that we as a country face and builds on the work of the noble Baroness, Lady Wolf, and my noble friend Lord Sainsbury by laying some of the foundations that they set out. The House as a whole clearly welcomes the provisions; there is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health: Equality (1 Feb 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health sets out his assessment in his annual report which is published as part of the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts. His 2015-16 assessment was that there had been reasonably good progress but more remains to be done. NHS England has produced tools for clinical commissioning group (CCG) colleagues to help them in relation to...

Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...lucky enough to be able to use microwave technology to do something about this. In addition, last night when I tried to ring my wife from central London on my mobile telephone to complain how overworked I was, I was unable to get a signal. So, I can absolutely sympathise with my noble friends Lord Arbuthnot and Lord Inglewood; I recognise the problems, particularly for rural areas and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (31 Jan 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: There is no condition based entitlement to Employment Support Allowance. We will be working over the coming months with medical professionals and other stakeholders to develop functional criteria that will help us identify those with the most severe health conditions or disabilities, for whom repeat work capability assessments can be stopped. Rather than a list of specific medical...

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