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  • Crisis Loans: Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the crisis loans made from the Social Fund were made as interim payments pending benefit receipt in each year since 2009; and what...

  • Disability Living Allowance: Autism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people with autism in receipt of the middle rate of disability living allowance.

  • Health Hazards: Regulation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on giving tenants in the private rented sector the choice of whether to receive local housing allowance directly.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effects on levels of private sector lending to housing associations of changes in the number of housing...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he had had with representatives of (a) social landlords, (b) local authorities, (c) lenders, (d) third sector organisations...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of likely claimant (a) on-flow and (b) off-flow rates for housing benefit in each year to 2019-20.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects on individual families of the changes in housing allowances...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to retain or reinstate arrangements for housing benefit to be paid direct to private landlords.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of any change in the (a) number and (b) value of rent arrears in the private rented sector since the introduction...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on whether tenants in the private rented sector should be able to decide who receives their housing...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether there will be provision for tenants in the private rented sector to decide to whom the housing element of universal credit is paid.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from (a) Shelter and (b) Crisis on the direct payment to landlords of housing benefit in respect of...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research on the preferences of private sector housing tenants in respect of...

  • Incapacity Benefit: Mental Health

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how many recipients of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance mental health was a factor in their incapacity for...

  • National Identity Fraud Unit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases were referred to the National Identity Fraud Unit in each year since 1997; how many such cases were investigated in each such...

  • Offshore Industry: Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to apply the health and safety regulations associated with the offshore oil and gas sector to offshore wind development in the UK.

  • Pensions: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) fraud and (b) error rate was in the administration of the basic state pension in each of the last five years; how many basic state...

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has had discussions with representatives of organisations representing people with fibromyalgia on proposals for face-to-face...

  • Remploy: Incentives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the amounts were of the five largest bonuses paid to Remploy employees in each year since 2005; (2) how much was awarded in bonuses...

  • Remploy: Incentives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what bonus payments were made to staff of Remploy in 2010.

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he intends that the proposed £26,000 benefit cap will be applied in combination with the 13- week rule applied to housing benefit...

  • State Retirement Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons his planned changes to the pension age begin in 2016 for women and 2018 for men.

  • State Retirement Pensions: Females

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of women he expects to work for longer before reaching pension age in each year from the...

  • Winter Fuel Payments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the birthday date for qualification for winter fuel allowance will be for (a) men and (b) women in each of the next 15 years.

  • Winter Fuel Payments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he conducted an equality impact assessment in respect of his decision to increase the qualification age for winter fuel allowance in...