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  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of backdating universal credit payments to reduce the five week wait for a...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of establishing an independent commission to review the value of benefits to...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments were subject to a deduction for child maintenance arrears.

  • Working Age Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the working age benefit freeze on the household incomes of people with (a) disabilities and (b)...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) sanctions and (b) conditionality on the (i) health and well-being of claimants...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on trends in the level of referrals to food banks.

  • Poverty: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of child poverty.

  • Pension Funds

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure pension funds consider the impact of climate change when taking investment decisions.

  • Occupational Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the financial assistance scheme for pensioners affected by occupational pension...

  • Television: Licensing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a)...

  • Social Security Benefits: Wirral

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many advance benefit payments were made to people in (a) Wallasey constituency and (b) Wirral in each of the last 12 months.

  • Independent Case Examiner

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out the performance targets for the determination of complaints to the Independent Case Examiner’s Office in 2019-20.

  • Independent Case Examiner

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what Independent Case Examiner’s Office budget is for 2019-20.

  • Employment: Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help businesses increase access for disabled people to (a) apprenticeships and (b) jobs.

  • Occupational Pensions: Advisory Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was allocated to (a) the Money Advice Service, (b) the Pensions Advisory Service and (c) Pension Wise in each of the five...

  • Money and Pensions Service

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding the Money and Pensions Service will receive in 2019.

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people of pensionable age receiving personal independence payments have been sent a notification requiring them to reapply for that...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support (a) claimants with cancer and (b) other vulnerable claimants applying for universal credit.

  • Social Security Benefits: Chronic Illnesses and Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on creating a single assessment service for benefits claimants who are disabled or have long-term health...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the reasons for differing rates of home visits to universal credit applicants in different geographical areas;...

  • Department for Work and Pensions: Ethnic Groups

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff who applied for promotion within her Department from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 and who...

  • Pensioners: EU Countries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many UK Pensioners residing in the EU would not receive an up-rated pension after 2022-23 in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a...

  • Universal Credit: Appeals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was to her Department of universal credit appeals which over-turned the decision of her Department over the last 12 months.

  • Poverty: Females

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of women and girls living below the poverty line.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking with representatives of Paypoint UK to ensure that universal credit claimants without access to a bank...

  • Occupational Pensions: Canterbury

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Canterbury constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled and (b) saved more than the...

  • Occupational Pensions: Stoke-on-Trent North

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Stoke-on-Trent North constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of October 1 to Question 290635 on universal credit, what evidence her Department used to reduce the repayment level...

  • Occupational Pensions: Birmingham Hodge Hill

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in the Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a...

  • Social Security Benefits: Eligibility

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290603, what support is available to people who would otherwise be eligible for benefits...

  • Thomas Cook: Insolvency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what dedicated emergency support her Department has put in place to help and advise Thomas Cook members of staff who have lost their jobs.