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Scottish Parliament: Local National Health Services (28 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: ...new pathology unit, the Lanarkshire Beatson centre and a refurbishment of the mental health unit and operating theatres. There has also been 1.5 million of investment in the provision of a consultant-led rapid assessment and treatment area in the emergency department and in extending the same-day surgery unit. That is investment in local services for local people. The SNP is...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (EU Referendum) (20 Sep 2016)

Jenny Marra: ...colleague Richard Leonard outlined, it will fly away and find a home in a more welcoming, calm and stable environment. The real failure affects the people who cannot and do not want to fly away. They are working people whose families and homes are here in Scotland but who do not have the means or the will to up sticks and find a more prosperous economic climate. In opposition to what the...

Scottish Parliament: Eye Health Week (20 Sep 2016)

Aileen Campbell: ...that more patients now know to go directly to their optometrist, rather than their GP, if they have any problems with their eyes. Community optometrists are taking on an extended role, demonstrating the growing capacity, capability and competency of the profession. Optometrists are doing more work in the community, reducing the burden on secondary care and ensuring that patients remain in...

Universal Basic Income (14 Sep 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...that all the schemes are in an early stage of development or implementation, and some have not even commenced yet; nevertheless, they offer insights into how basic income models might work in practice and how they might be adapted for a UK context. My hon. Friend pointed out that the idea has a long pedigree, dating back to the late 18th century. I first encountered the concept of a basic...

Digital Economy Bill (13 Sep 2016)

Huw Merriman: ...debate. I will endeavour to get your title correct, but I keep having to cross out my notes. The situation resembles that involving Labour Front Benchers over the preceding months. Despite great work by East Sussex County Council, too many parishes in my constituency are in the final 5% that do not have a connection to fast broadband. With an ageing constituent profile, it is essential...

Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (13 Sep 2016)

Lord Freud: ..., where you have different strategies in the different countries of the United Kingdom, one can look at what differential impact those policies have had. I am sure that the DWP will take the opportunity to assess that. The Welfare Reform and Work Act built on the 2012 reforms. This order provides the legislative framework to replicate some of the most important aspects, with changes such...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (6th Day) (12 Sep 2016)

Earl Howe: ...revisit the issue within the scope of this Parliament, I suggest that reducing the time for which the legislation had been operating before the review takes place would be profoundly unhelpful in assessing its utility. First, the timing of when the review should occur is precisely as the Joint Committee convened to scrutinise the draft Bill recommended. As the noble Lord, Lord Murphy,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (12 Sep 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on claimants of no longer being eligible to receive employment and support allowance payments at the assessment rate when undergoing a mandatory reconsideration of a work capability assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (9 Sep 2016)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Atos and the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments are required to refund costs incurred by people in supplying the medical information to those bodies required by his Department.

Chibok Schoolgirls — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (8 Sep 2016)

Stephen Twigg: I am grateful to my friend, the hon. Lady, who is an assiduous and hard-working member of our Select Committee. I pay tribute to her for her consistency in raising these issues in the Committee and the House and with the wider public. I absolutely agree with her. We have seen a greater focus by Her Majesty’s Government on issues around human trafficking, but it is vital that all the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (8 Sep 2016)

Julian Sturdy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of accessibility of assessment centres for work capability assessment and personal independence payments consultations for people using larger or bariatric wheelchairs.

Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Sep 2016)

Earl Howe: ...and intelligence agencies have been involved in the review, dedicating over 2,000 man-hours to support it. This has ensured that Mr Anderson has had the necessary resources to undertake a detailed assessment of the operational case for bulk powers in sufficient time to inform today’s debate. As has been said today, the report sets out in extensive detail the review’s working...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Defence Estate Rationalisation (6 Sep 2016)

Mark Lancaster: ...of the target will be met through other rationalisation activity including the Reserves estate, the Training estate and MOD accommodation. The Estate Optimisation Strategy aims to better support military capability and force generation; allow the formation of clusters of sites which facilitate the collocation of similar functions and thereby reduce running costs through shared resources;...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2016-17 (6 Sep 2016)

Sandra White: ...—as the First Minister said—will enable us to take the first step towards a social security system that is based on respect and dignity. As convener of the Social Security Committee, I look forward to working with members, interested parties and the Scottish Government. We need to ensure that the bill delivers, with dignity and respect at its heart. Tory welfare cuts have...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Medical Certificates (5 Sep 2016)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will assess the potential merits of a cost cap applying to welfare claimants requiring a medical certificate as part of a work capability assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Bradford South (5 Sep 2016)

Judith Cummins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had their payment of employment and support allowance suspended whilst waiting for a work capability assessment to be completed in Bradford South constituency in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Redundancy (27 Jul 2016)

Ben Gummer: ...’s responsibility to determine its workforce requirements, and this includes the new departments formed through recent Machinery of Government changes. The Civil Service constantly reviews its capabilities in order to deliver the Government’s agenda. Cabinet Office is working with all departments across the Civil Service to better understand their capacity and capability...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Staff (26 Jul 2016)

Earl Howe: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to meeting its obligations set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, including the aim to reduce our civilian workforce by 30 per cent. The Chief of Defence People has been appointed Senior Responsible Owner, and work is in hand within the single Services, Joint Forces Command, and other organisations within the MOD to develop...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (22 Jul 2016)

Lisa Cameron: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of proposed changes to the work related activity group on the effectiveness of the assessment process.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (21 Jul 2016)

Lisa Cameron: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the evidence base for the choice of descriptors used in work capability assessments.


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