Work and Pensions

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  • Absenteeism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the rates of staff (a) absence and (b) sickness absence in his Department in each of the past five years were; and what the departmental...

  • Accountancy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on accountants in each year since 2010.

  • Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what refurbishments to his Department's buildings have been carried out in the last 24 months; and at what cost.

  • Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many square metres of office space his Department (a) owns and (b) rents in London; and what the value is of that property.

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals placed in the work-related activity group since 2008 have received a prognosis statement that specifically advises work is...

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons applicants for employment and support allowance with a debilitating progressive condition found unlikely to return to work by...

  • Employment Schemes: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) jobs, (b) apprenticeships and (c) work experience placements have been created in Birmingham since the launch of the Youth...

  • Food Banks: Voucher Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisations his Department consulted prior to the redesign of the food bank vouchers issued by Jobcentre Plus staff to clients; and...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 September 2013, Official Report, column 250W on social security benefits: EU nationals, what the evidential basis...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he is taking to monitor the way in which the discretionary housing payment budgets are being used at local level.

  • Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people living in private rented accommodation in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire, (c) the East Midlands and (d) England...

  • Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of armed forces veterans who have been affected by the spare room subsidy in Kilmarnock and Loudoun...

  • Publishing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent in each of the last three years on hard copy printing of documents for external audiences.

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department has made on reaching an agreement with the European Commission in relation to developing a form suited to the...

  • Travel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on travel for departmental officials in each of the last five years.

  • Unemployment: Wirral

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the number of people in each ward who have been unemployed for (a) six, (b) 12 and (c) 24 months in the...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when Housing and Council Tax Benefit Administration grants will cease to be paid as a result of the introduction of universal credit.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether arrears will be deducted directly from a recipient of Universal Credit with rent arrears which triggers a transfer to managed payments.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how his Department will be notified of a universal credit recipient's rent arrears.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when a recipient of universal credit accrues eight weeks' rent arrears and is moved to managed payments, how long will it be before they are...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he proposes that recipients of universal credit, who already have rent arrears when they claim, will be moved onto direct payment.

  • Winter Fuel Payments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire, (c) the East Midlands and (d) England were in receipt of the winter fuel...