Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (29 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: For the 1993 and 2003 Schemes the information you requested is set out on Page 40 of the Child Support Agency quarterly summary of statistics which can be accessed online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agenc y-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-march-2016 Information on enforcement for the 2012 scheme could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (29 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: We are currently considering the recommendations contained in the Gingerbread report, Missing Maintenance. In relation to the recommendation on deductions from joint bank accounts, we have already started taking steps to implement this power and will be launching a public consultation soon on our proposed process to enable deductions from joint bank accounts. We remain committed to pursuing...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (29 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: (i) For the financial year from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016, the Universal Credit programme paid for consultancy services from two firms at a total cost of £4.3m. These were service based contracts and we are unable to specify the number of people employed by these firms. (ii) For the current financial year, costs from 1st April 2016 to 31st May 2016 are available. Over this...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes (27 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: Work Programme providers are expected to take whatever steps are necessary to support participants into work. This may include referral to Access to Work where appropriate.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Hove (27 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: 162 Employment and Support Allowance claimants living in Hove (the BN3 postcode) have been assessed at Lewes and claimed travel expenses for doing so.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (27 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: The attached excel file (PQ40836) provides the number of cases administered by the Child Support Agency (CSA) by (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) local authority in each of the last three years. With regard to cases administered by the Child Maintenance Service, the information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. Notes for the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (27 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes (27 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: Work Programme providers are expected to take whatever steps are necessary to support participants into work. This may include referral to Access to Work where appropriate.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Hove (27 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: 162 Employment and Support Allowance claimants living in Hove (the BN3 postcode) have been assessed at Lewes and claimed travel expenses for doing so.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification (20 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: Mandatory Reconsiderations were introduced in October 2013. There were 1,100 decisions made from October to the end of 2013; 54,100 in 2014; and 18,500 in 2015. This is the latest data available. The total cost of processing those reconsiderations is not available at the level of detail requested. These figures are published here https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

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