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.
|Mar. 09||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Mar. 09||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Feb. 04||Urgent Questions||Universal Credit: Delayed Roll-Out|
|Mar. 17||Written Statements||Covid-19|
|Feb. 04||Westminster Hall||Local Housing Allowance: Homeless Young People|
|Feb. 24||Adjournment Debate||Social Security Benefits: Claimant Deaths|
|Title||Last Event||Next Event Date||Last Updated|
|Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 10 May, 2018||27 Sep 2019, 1:57 p.m.|
|A bill to make provision establishing a new financial guidance body; to make provision about the funding of debt advice in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; and to make provision about the regulation of claims management services.|
|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 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.
|Apr. 01||Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes Regulations 2020: RPC Opinion||Research and Statistics|
|Mar. 26||Department for Work and Pensions: Civil Service people survey 2019||Transparency|
|Mar. 26||DWP claimant service and experience survey 2018 to 2019||Research and Statistics|
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.
|31 Mar 2020, 4:37 p.m.||Universal Credit: Coronavirus||Caroline Lucas|
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to pause universal credit deductions during the covid-19 outbreak for (a) third party suppliers (b) universal credit and benefit overpayment (c) universal credit advance and (d) recoverable hardship payment; and if she will make a statement.
Answer (Mims Davies)
As both the Prime Minister and Chancellor have made clear, the Government will do whatever it takes to support people affected by COVID 19 and we have been clear in our intention that everyone should be supported to do the right thing.