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  • Attendance Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department notifies claimants of attendance allowance at the start of the application process that they must state in their...

  • Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the office space owned or leased by his Department is not in regular use; what the total (a) rental and (b) retail value is...

  • Criminal Investigation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisation his Department and its subsidiary bodies use to tackle internal instances of crime, including corruption and fraud; and...

  • Disability Living Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will waive the 104 weeks' residency requirement for disability living allowance claimants who (a) have refugee status, (b) made their...

  • Employment Schemes: Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department has given to disability employment advisers on referring disabled individuals for training at specialist...

  • Employment Schemes: Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when he intends to respond to the July 2013 report of the Independent Advisory Panel which reported to Ministers on the future provision...

  • Employment Schemes: Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many disabled people were referred by disability employment advisers for training at specialist residential training colleges in each...

  • Employment Schemes: Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of residential training colleges in providing access to employment to those with complex...

  • Fracking: Fylde

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what on-the-ground inspections have been planned by the Health and Safety Executive for the two new proposed shale gas drilling sites in Fylde.

  • Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of social housing tenants affected by the implementation of the under-occupancy penalty who have been given exempt status are...

  • Older Workers: Females (2 annotations)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of women aged between 50 and 64 leaving employment.

  • Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the potential effects of introducing a mandatory living wage on levels of child poverty.

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to make a decision to award personal independence payments to claimants with terminal cancer is.

  • Public Appointments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which paid public appointment contracts he has (a) renewed and (b) not renewed since May 2010; and how many posts were held by (i) women...

  • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants have been sanctioned in each (a) jobcentre region and (b) parliamentary constituency in each month in each of the...

  • Statutory Sick Pay: Miscarriage

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what exceptions are in place for those who claim statutory sick pay for a miscarriage at between 20 and 24 weeks who subsequently lose their...