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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...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Multiple Sclerosis (7 Dec 2016)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of Work Capability Assessments for people with multiple sclerosis; and if he will make a statement.

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Helen Whately: ...of stress and anxiety. Mind, the mental health charity, has made the point about the great number of people with mental health conditions who have been receiving sanctions. In its evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee in 2014, it talked about the problems with the way that people with mental health problems were being supported in the benefits system, and those problems persist. We...

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (30 Nov 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...asking for something that has been shown to be possible. But we appreciate that it requires the provision of more health-based places of safety, more training, better regulation, better partnership working and more diversionary strategies such as street triage. That is why subsection (4) of the new clause, which my amendment would insert into the Bill, makes provision for delayed...

ESA and Personal Independence Payments — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...conditions, and the Green Paper gives us the possibility of major reform to different parts of the system in unison. In that consultation, we want to examine how we might simplify and improve the assessment process and how we can use information better to effectively support people, such as sharing data—with claimant consent—with support organisations and other state services....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Victims Services (29 Nov 2016)

Alastair Ross: ...and it comprises personnel from the Executive Office, the Victims and Survivors Service and the Commission for Victims and Survivors to ensure the development of an improved service delivery model capable of meeting the needs of victims and survivors. During the process, there was extensive engagement. A series of workshops were held to identify the key priorities moving forward. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Work Capability Assessment: Appeals (29 Nov 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) average cost of a fit for work appeal and (b) total cost to the public purse of such appeals from July 2013 to June 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (29 Nov 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) medical and (b) work capability assessments were conducted to assess claimants' eligibility for each benefit for which his Department is responsible in each of the last two years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (29 Nov 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what number and proportion of claimants for each benefit administered by his Department require a home visit for the purpose of conducting medical or work capability assessments.

Digital Economy Bill: Code of practice: accessibility to on-demand audiovisual services for people with disabilities affecting hearing and/or sight (28 Nov 2016)

Eleanor Laing: ...) by substituting a different percentage for any percentage for the time being specified there. (2B) No Order under subsection (2A) shall be made unless a draft of the Order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.”” This new clause seeks to future-proof the listed events regime. This replaces the criterion on the capability of...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Reform (United Nations Report) (24 Nov 2016)

Jeane Freeman: ...Disabilities. The evidence that that rests on is drawn from a variety of policies that the UK Government has pursued, including abolishing the independent living fund, the introduction of the bedroom tax, the work capability assessment and changes to the personal independence payment. The Scottish Government has been consistent in its opposition to those policies and we agree with the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: National Audit Office: EU (24 Nov 2016)

Edward Leigh: The NAO’s scrutiny will focus initially on the capacity and capability of Departments to deliver an effective and efficient exit process. The NAO will work with all Departments to assess the potential impact of exiting the European Union on their financial performance and position. The NAO is already the auditor of the new Department for Exiting the European Union and will work with it...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Third Reading (23 Nov 2016)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...and the Delegated Powers Committee. Since then, a significant number of concessions have been achieved from the Government—by my calculation, a total of 15, including the one today on mental health assessments. That demonstrates three things: first, that we can achieve progress not just by voting, because only one of those issues was resolved by a vote; secondly, that preparing...

Autumn Statement (23 Nov 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: ...economic strategy in October when he promised a reset of economic policy. Today, we expected a change of direction after those six wasted years. Instead, we have seen further cuts to earnings for those in work through cuts to universal credit, and a living wage increase that is lower than expected under the previous Chancellor. This is a new Conservative leadership with no answers to the...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (23 Nov 2016)

Ruth Maguire: ...that gave rise to the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that the UK Government’s changes to housing benefits discriminate against disabled people. It must be better than the one in which people are wrongly found fit to work and are driven to despair and worse. It must be better than the one that has brought international shame on us, as people watch a film about the UK benefits system...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Agriculture (22 Nov 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: ...DAFM), the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) had undertaken an initial scoping exercise to assess the impact of the UK decision. The Council welcomed the ongoing collaboration between DAERA and DAFM aimed at maximising the drawdown of EU funding under Horizon 2020 for the agriculture,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: UKRI report: international specialist employees (21 Nov 2016)

Jo Johnson: We as a Government can only reiterate that we fully appreciate and value their presence in our institutions. We welcome them and think their work crucial, and we want them to stay and to continue doing that work. We cannot be more categorical than that. On amendments 43, 44, 45, 57 and 59, I absolutely agree that co-operation between the OFS and UKRI is critical. Clauses 105 and 106 provide...

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

Kate Hollern: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of the work capability assessment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (21 Nov 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...the joint Department of Health and DWP Green Paper that we have just published. It represents a key opportunity. If we want to, it is early enough in this Parliament to reform things such as the work capability assessment to ensure that support—whether from our services or from healthcare—gets to the people who need it.

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

Lord Freud: We will be working over the coming months with medical professionals and other stakeholders to develop 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 conditions, the criteria will be based on identifying claimants with the most severe health...

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