Work and Pensions

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  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will amend the Access to Work scheme to enable deaf people to employ a full-time salaried support worker.

  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the evidential basis was for the decision to change the Access to Work scheme in regards to deaf people having to employ a full-time...

  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK have received support through the Access to Work scheme in each of the last three years.

  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding has been provided to disabled people in Scotland and the UK through the Access to Work scheme in each of the last three years.

  • Access to Work Programme: Scotland

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to promote the Access to Work scheme to disabled people in Scotland.

  • Carers' Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the effects on carers of (a) each change and (b) all changes to the benefits system since 2010; (2) if he...

  • Carers: Income

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the real-terms income of carers in each of the years from 2010 to 2014; and what estimate he has made of the...

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Tom Greatrex) of 21 March 2012, Official Report, column 705W...

  • Employment Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Community Work Placement providers schemes (a) were operating by 28 April 2014, (b) were operating no later than 2 June 2014 and (c)...

  • Independent Living Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance he has issued to local authorities on the abolition of the Independent Living Fund; what discussions he has held with his...

  • Legal Aid Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many cases funded by legal aid against his Department where public interest lawyers have represented clients were won by his...

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether Capita will incur penalties for delays in carrying out personal independence payments assessments; (2) whether Capita have been...

  • Public Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the change category of spending in his Department's quarterly summary of spending data.

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effects of removing dedicated funding for local welfare assistance; and if he will review the...

  • Social Security Benefits: Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what impairment type or main disabling condition is experienced by people on (a) employment and support allowance and (b) job seeker's...

  • Unemployment: Depressive Illnesses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who are currently unemployed who have repeat episode depressions; and what discussions he...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to include an automated system for cross-checking data within the universal credit system.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues about the risk of fraud in the universal credit system.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people he expects to be claiming universal credit by the end of (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017 and (e) 2018.

  • Vacancies: Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of vacancies on Universal Jobsmatch classified as employer confidential; and what checks...

  • Work Capability Assessment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have successfully appealed refusals of employment and support allowance as part of (a) the periodic reassessment of existing...

  • Work Capability Assessment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many workplace capability assessments have been passed from his Department to Atos for processing in each of the last three years;...

  • Work Capability Assessment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) with reference to the answer of 7 May 2014, Official Report, column 228W, on social security benefits: disability, if he will take steps...