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Written Question
Undertakers: Emergencies
25 Mar 2021

Questioner: Carolyn Harris (LAB - Swansea East)

Question

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including funeral directors as Category 2 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act.

Answered by Julia Lopez

The Government is committed to undertaking a statutory review of the Civil Contingencies Act every five years. This was last undertaken in March 2017 which means we must complete a further review by 2022. As part of this, we will consider whether changes need to be made to the list of category 1 and 2 responders under the Act. In doing so, we will want to reflect carefully on lessons from recent events, including the part funeral directors and others have played in ensuring the dignified and effective management of the deceased during the Covid pandemic.


Written Question
Civil Servants: Coronavirus
8 Feb 2021

Questioner: Carolyn Harris (LAB - Swansea East)

Question

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department has published on civil service employers recording (a) absence due to illness and (b) periods of self-isolation as a result of exposure to covid-19 infection.

Answered by Julia Lopez

Civil Service organisations should record COVID-19 related absences, which includes those for both sickness and self-isolation.


Written Question
Civil Servants: Compensation
3 Dec 2018

Questioner: Carolyn Harris (LAB - Swansea East)

Question

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total amount is that claimants who were overcompensated in injury benefit from the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme have had to repay in each year for which information is available.

Answered by Oliver Dowden

Annual allowances payable under the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme are reviewed each year and reduced where appropriate to take account of retirement pensions that become payable wholly or partly out of public funds. The information about claimants who have been overcompensated can only be provided at disproportionate cost.


Written Question
Civil Servants: Compensation
3 Dec 2018

Questioner: Carolyn Harris (LAB - Swansea East)

Question

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many claimants who were overcompensated through the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme have had to repay monies upon reaching retirement age in each year for which information is available.

Answered by Oliver Dowden

Annual allowances payable under the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme are reviewed each year and reduced where appropriate to take account of retirement pensions that become payable wholly or partly out of public funds. The information about claimants who have been overcompensated can only be provided at disproportionate cost.


Written Question
Young People: Swansea East
25 Jul 2017

Questioner: Carolyn Harris (LAB - Swansea East)

Question

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many 18 to 25 year olds in Swansea East constituency were recorded (a) in the latest census estimate and (b) on the electoral register.

Answered by Chris Skidmore

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.


Written Question
Public Sector: Swansea East
20 Jul 2017

Questioner: Carolyn Harris (LAB - Swansea East)

Question

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of constituents in Swansea East constituency worked in the public sector in each year for which data is available.

Answered by Chris Skidmore

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.