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  • Wind Power

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the names of the training providers in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales that offer courses in (i) basic safety...

  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to enshrine the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into UK...

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to maintain the disability rights of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights after the end of the transition period.

  • Wind Power: Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Health and Safety Executive has taken since 2016 to assess the compliance of (a) basic safety training and (b) basic technical...

  • Wind Power: Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of employees in the offshore wind industry that hold (a) basic safety training and (b) a basic...

  • Wind Power: Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department his made of the adequacy of health and safety training standards required by employers for (a) commercial...

  • Offshore Industry: Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with (a) ministerial colleagues in the Department for Transport and (b) the Offshore Petroleum Industry...

  • Bereavement Support Payment: Cohabitation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to implement the ruling of the Supreme Court of 30 August 2018, [2018] UKSC 48, on extending bereavement...

  • Employment and Training: Lone Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone parents with a child aged (a) three and (b) four have transferred to universal credit and become job seekers have (i) moved into...

  • Personal Independence Payment: Aberavon

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid to personal independence payment claimants in back-dated payments in Aberavon constituency, in each of the last three years.

  • Employment and Support Allowance: Aberavon

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid in back-dated payments to employment support allowance claimants in Aberavon constituency in each of the last three years.

  • Jobcentres: Food Banks

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department’s policy for Jobcentre staff not to refer individuals to Trussell Trust foodbanks.

  • Housing Benefit: Shared Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the trends in the rate of homelessness exemptions to the Shared Accommodation Rate for people aged between 25...

  • Housing Benefit: Shared Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons exemptions from the shared accommodation rate are not available for people aged under 25 who have experienced homelessness.

  • Housing Benefit: Shared Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made has made of the potential cost to the public purse of extending the exemption from the shared accommodation rate...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time period was from initial claim to the first payment for universal credit in 2019.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the longest time period was from initial claim to the first payment for universal credit in 2019.

  • Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) new claimants of personal independence payment (PIP) and (b) new claimants of PIP identifying as having a...

  • Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a primary condition of sight loss or visual impairment who were in receipt of disability living allowance have been asked...

  • Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of award is for people with a visual impairment claiming personal independence payment; and how many of those...

  • Universal Credit: Visual Impairment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what adjustments have been made to the (a) application and (b) journal process of universal credit to take account of people with (i) sight...

  • Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the process is for the provision of accessible formats to people with a visual impairment making a claim for personal independence...

  • Members: Correspondence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the letter from the Hon. Member for West Lancashire dated 5 November 2019 in relation to a constituent's...

  • Child Maintenance Service: Telephone Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was that callers to the Child Maintenance Service were on hold waiting to be put through to an adviser in (a)...

  • Crowdfunding: Floods

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether crowd funded donations to people affected by flooding as a result of Storm Dennis will be treated as exempted hardship payments in...

  • Universal Credit: Disqualification

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims have been closed in each of the last 24 months for which data is available; and what the reasons were for...

  • Universal Credit: Disqualification

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims have been (a) closed in error and (b) reopened in each of the last 24 months for which data is available.

  • Industrial Health and Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to monitor health and safety compliance by approved MOT centres.

  • Local Housing Allowance: Care Leavers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of care leavers aged between 22 and 25 who are living in one bedroomed accommodation and are entitled...

  • Local Housing Allowance: Care Leavers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the cost of extending the exemption from the local housing allowance shared accommodation rate to care leavers...

  • Thomas Cook: Insolvency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former Thomas Cook employees are facing deductions from payment of (a) universal credit and (b) legacy social security benefits as a...