The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.
Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Sep. 14||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Jun. 25||Urgent Questions||Universal Credit: Court of Appeal Judgment|
|Feb. 04||Westminster Hall||Local Housing Allowance: Homeless Young People|
|Feb. 24||Adjournment Debate||Social Security Benefits: Claimant Deaths|
Department for Work and Pensions has not tabled any Bills during the current Session.
6 Sep 2019, 3:01 a.m.
|Department for Work and Pensions||The Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 (Remedial) Order 2019|
|This Order amends the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 (“the 2013 Act”) to remedy the incompatibility of the 2013 Act with a Convention right. The 2013 Act removed what would otherwise have been a conclusive ground of appeal from Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants (“JSA claimants”) who had pending appeals against a penalty imposed for failing to comply with the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme) Regulations 2011 (“the 2011 Regulations”) at the time that the 2013 Act came into force. This Order extends to England and Wales and Scotland.|
15 Sep 2020
16 Sep 2020
|Department for Work and Pensions||Pension Protection Fund (Moratorium and Arrangements and Reconstructions for Companies in Financial Difficulty) (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made affirmative procedure|
|These Regulations amend the Pension Protection Fund (Moratorium and Arrangements and Reconstructions for Companies in Financial Difficulty) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/693) (“the 2020 Regulations”) to apply those provisions to co-operative societies and community benefit societies.|
14 Sep 2020
31 Oct 2020
|Department for Work and Pensions||Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|This Order amends the Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/562) (“the 1998 Order”) which provides for the calculation and payment of housing benefit subsidy to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland which administer housing benefit. Section 140F(2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5) authorises the making, revocation or varying of an Order before, during or after the year to which it relates.|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s womenGov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 6 months ago
That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Sep. 22||Government launches cross-sector Working Group to help address multiple small pension pots||News and Communications|
|Sep. 22||Automatic enrolment: alternative quality requirements for defined benefit and hybrid schemes being used as a workplace pension||Open consultation|
|Sep. 18||Hundreds step up to help smaller employers Kickstart Britain’s recovery||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|22 Sep 2020, 1:44 p.m.||Rapid Response Service||Jonathan Reynolds|
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have been made redundant by companies involved with Rapid Response Service (RSS) projects since the beginning of 2020 have taken up services offered under RRS; and what proportion of those people received (a) information, advice and guidance, (b) skills and training analysis and (c) training.
Answer (Mims Davies)
The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate costs.