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.
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.
|Jun. 29||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.|
22 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
|Department for Work and Pensions||Pension Protection Fund (Moratorium and Arrangements and Reconstructions for Companies in Financial Difficulty) (Amendment) 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.|
6 Jul 2020
7 Jul 2020
|Department for Work and Pensions||Pension Protection Fund (Moratorium and Arrangements and Reconstructions for Companies in Financial Difficulty) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made affirmative procedure|
|These Regulations, in certain circumstances, give the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (“the Board”) rights that are normally exercised by a pension scheme’s trustees or managers where they are creditors. Where the trustees or managers lose their rights as a result the Board is required to consult with them.|
|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, 4 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.
|Aug. 04||DWP spending over £25,000, May 2020||Transparency|
|Aug. 04||DWP spending over £25,000, June 2020||Transparency|
|Aug. 04||DWP spending over £25,000, April 2020||Transparency|
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.
|3 Aug 2020, 4:16 p.m.||Disability: Coronavirus||Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people; and what plans are in place to aid recovery from that impact.
Answer (Baroness Stedman-Scott)
The Government is committed to supporting disabled people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. We continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on disabled people using existing and new data sources.
The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work has had discussions with charities, disabled people's organisations and individuals to understand the range of experiences disabled people have had during the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify the support needed as lockdown restrictions are eased
We are ensuring that disabled people continue to have access to disability benefits, food, medicines, essentials, accessible communications, updated guidance, including workplace and transport related guidance, as well as financial and other support during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Government continues to provide disability employment support through initiatives such as Access to Work, Disability Confident, the Work and Health Programme, Intensive Personalised Employment Support, and other forms of support that disabled people need to retain, adapt and move into employment.
The Cabinet Office Disability Unit continues to work with disability stakeholders and across Government Departments to ensure that the needs of disabled people are considered in the UK Government’s response to COVID-19. We are clear that consideration of equality impacts must be integral in all key policy decisions. All equality and discrimination laws and obligations continue to apply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will publish the National Strategy for Disabled People taking into account the impacts of the pandemic on disabled people. The Strategy will focus on the issues that disabled people say affect them the most in all aspects and phases of life, including employment, housing, education and transport.