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Division Votes
21 May 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Stephen Kinnock voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 164 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 217 Noes - 268
21 May 2024 - High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill (Instruction) (No. 3) - View Vote Context
Stephen Kinnock voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 86 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 323 Noes - 7


Speeches
Stephen Kinnock speeches from: Infected Blood Compensation Scheme
Stephen Kinnock contributed 1 speech (125 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Cabinet Office


Written Answers
Illegal Migration Operations Command: Finance
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget allocated to his Department's Illegal Migration Operations Command was for financial year (a) 2023-24 and (b) 2024-25.

Answered by Michael Tomlinson - Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

For security reasons, the Home Office does not provide data of staff working within the Illegal Migrations of Operation Command or on its resourcing plans.

The Home Office continues to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained. As with all government departments, we remain committed to accessing the best talent and skills into the Civil Service while adhering to headcount caps, maximising efficiency and delivering for the public whilst retaining maximum value for the taxpayer.

Illegal Migration Operations Command: Staff
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent members of staff were working in Illegal Migration Operations Command on 1 April 2024.

Answered by Michael Tomlinson - Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

For security reasons, the Home Office does not provide data of staff working within the Illegal Migrations of Operation Command or on its resourcing plans.

The Home Office continues to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained. As with all government departments, we remain committed to accessing the best talent and skills into the Civil Service while adhering to headcount caps, maximising efficiency and delivering for the public whilst retaining maximum value for the taxpayer.

Illegal Migration Operations Command: Vacancies
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many positions within his Department's Illegal Migration Operations Command were vacant on 1 April 2024.

Answered by Michael Tomlinson - Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

For security reasons, the Home Office does not provide data of staff working within the Illegal Migrations of Operation Command or on its resourcing plans.

The Home Office continues to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained. As with all government departments, we remain committed to accessing the best talent and skills into the Civil Service while adhering to headcount caps, maximising efficiency and delivering for the public whilst retaining maximum value for the taxpayer.

Personal Independence Payment: Appeals
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Aberavon constituency have had personal independence payments overturned as a result of an appeal hearing in each year for which data is available.

Answered by Mims Davies - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Table 1 shows the number and percentage of initial decision awards for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) that were changed after an appeal tribunal hearing, in the Aberavon constituency by the financial year of the initial decision.

Table 1

Financial Year of Initial Decision

Initial Decisions Overturned at Tribunal Hearing

% PIP Initial Decisions Overturned at Tribunal Hearing

All Initial Decisions

2013/14

0

4%

80

2014/15

110

7%

1,620

2015/16

130

10%

1,380

2016/17

350

12%

2,880

2017/18

100

9%

1,200

2018/19

80

9%

920

2019/20

80

8%

1,040

2020/21

30

4%

820

2021/22

60

6%

1,090

2022/23

70

5%

1,440

2023/24*

10

1%

740

Table 2 shows the number and percentage of Award Reviews (AR) and Change of Circumstances (CoC) decisions for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) that were changed after an appeal tribunal hearing, in the Aberavon constituency by the financial year of the AR or CoC decision.

Table 2

Financial Year of AR or CoC decision

AR/CoC Decisions Overturned at Tribunal Hearing

% PIP AR/CoC Decisions Overturned at Tribunal Hearing

All AR and CoC Decisions

2016/17

40

10%

370

2017/18

50

8%

590

2018/19

80

9%

870

2019/20

20

3%

690

2020/21

20

2%

850

2021/22

10

2%

830

2022/23

20

2%

920

2023/24*

10

1%

600

Please note:

  • Figures in Table 1 and Table 2 are rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Percentages in Table 1 and Table 2 are calculated using unrounded figures, then rounded to the nearest percent.
  • These figures include initial decisions (New Claims, reassessments from Disability Living Allowance (DLA)), award reviews and change of circumstances to 30th September 2023, the latest date for which published data is available.
  • These figures include appeal outcomes up to 31st December 2023, the latest date for which published data is available. Note that more appeals could be made and completed after December 2023, so numbers may change as it can take some time for an appeal to be lodged and then cleared after the initial decision, award review or change of circumstances.
  • The 2023/24 financial year does not contain a full year of data.
Personal Independence Payment: Appeals
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on Personal Independence Payment tribunals in each year since 2021.

Answered by Mims Davies - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The full cost of a tribunal cannot be ascertained. This is because appeals are a joint process between DWP and HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). DWP do not handle tribunals for appeals; the cost of handling appeal tribunals sits with HMCTS and we do not hold their cost information. If this information were required, we would suggest that this element of your request be submitted to HMCTS.

The department holds information relating to the initial PIP appeals process and that can be provided for financial years 2021/22 to 2023/24. The costs of processing the appeals would include expenditure relating to DWP Presenting Officers who attend some Tribunals. The DWP PIP Presenting Officers costs are detailed below:

PIP

2021-22 (£m)

2022-23 (£m)

2023-24 (£m)

Presenting Officers

£2.6

£2.5

£3.6

Cost figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1m.

Data Source: ABM

The cost figures quoted are estimated DWP level 1 operating costs, including both direct delivery staff and non-staff costs. Non-staff costs are only those costs incurred in local cost centres, relating to direct delivery staff.

The figures provided are for PIP Presenting Officers only and excludes Admin Support or Decision Making staff dealing with the initial appeals processing work.

Please note that the data supplied is from the Departmental Activity Based Models. This data is derived from unpublished management information, which was collected for internal Departmental use only, and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standards. It should therefore be treated with caution. The Departmental Activity Based staffing models are a snapshot of how many people were identified as undertaking specified activities as assigned by line managers.

The data is frequently revised and changes to definitions / benefits / DWP structure effect comparisons over time. It should therefore be treated with caution and must be seen as an indication of cost, rather than the actual cost.

The 2023/24 model is still in DRAFT and these are not the final approved figures.

Personal Independence Payment: Appeals
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost to his Department was of a Personal Independence Payment mandatory reconsideration in each year since 2021.

Answered by Mims Davies - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The information for the financial years covered by the request are detailed in the tables below:

PIP Unit Costs

2021-22.

2022-23.

2023-24.

Mandatory Reconsiderations

£113

£81

£87

Cost figures are rounded to the nearest pound.

Data Source: ABM

The cost figures quoted are estimated DWP level 1 operating costs, including both direct

delivery staff and non-staff costs. Non-staff costs are only those costs incurred in local cost centres, relating to direct delivery staff. They show the average Unit Cost of processing one PIP Mandatory Reconsideration. The reduction in Unit Cost in the latter years follows an
improvement in productivity.

Please note that the data supplied is from the Departmental Activity Based Models. This data is derived from unpublished management information, which was collected for internal

Departmental use only and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official

Statistics publication standards. It should therefore be treated with caution. The Departmental Activity Based staffing models are a snapshot of how many people were identified as undertaking specified activities as assigned by line managers.

The 2023/24 model is still in DRAFT and these are not the final approved figures.

Personal Independence Payment: Appeals
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on mandatory reconsiderations of Personal Independence Payment claims in each year since 2021.

Answered by Mims Davies - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The information for the financial years covered by the request are detailed in the tables below:

PIP

2021-22 (£m)

2022-23 (£m)

2023-24 (£m)

Mandatory Reconsiderations

£28.5

£22.8

£22.9

Cost figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1m

Data Source: ABM

The cost figures quoted are estimated DWP level 1 operating costs, including both direct delivery staff and non-staff costs. Non-staff costs are only those costs incurred in local cost centres, relating to direct delivery staff.

Please note that the data supplied is from the Departmental Activity Based Models. This data is derived from unpublished management information, which was collected for internal Departmental use only and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standards. It should therefore be treated with caution. The Departmental Activity Based staffing models are a snapshot of how many people were identified as undertaking specified activities as assigned by line managers.

The 2023/24 model is still in DRAFT and these are not the final approved figures.

Personal Independence Payment: Appeals
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost to his Department was of a Personal Independence Payment tribunal appeal in each year since 2021.

Answered by Mims Davies - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The department holds information relating to the initial appeals process and that can be provided for financial years 2021/22 to 2023/24 but would only include Direct Operating costs and not any wider DWP overheads. The costs of processing the Appeals would include the costs of DWP Presenting Officer who attend some Tribunals.

The full cost of a tribunal cannot be ascertained. This is because appeals are a joint process between DWP and HM Courts and Tribunals Service. DWP do not handle tribunals for appeals; the cost of handling appeal tribunals sits with HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS), and we do not hold their cost information. If this information were required, we would suggest that this element of your request be submitted to HMCTS.

Illegal Migration Operations Command: Vacancies
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) began and (b) left positions within his Department's Illegal Migration Operations Command in the most recent three-month period for which data is available.

Answered by Michael Tomlinson - Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

For security reasons, the Home Office does not provide data of staff working within the Illegal Migrations of Operation Command or on its resourcing plans.

The Home Office continues to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained. As with all government departments, we remain committed to accessing the best talent and skills into the Civil Service while adhering to headcount caps, maximising efficiency and delivering for the public whilst retaining maximum value for the taxpayer.

Illegal Migration Operations Command: Vacancies
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacancies within the Illegal Migration Operations Command were advertised in the most recent three-month period for which data is available.

Answered by Michael Tomlinson - Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

For security reasons, the Home Office does not provide data of staff working within the Illegal Migrations of Operation Command or on its resourcing plans.

The Home Office continues to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained. As with all government departments, we remain committed to accessing the best talent and skills into the Civil Service while adhering to headcount caps, maximising efficiency and delivering for the public whilst retaining maximum value for the taxpayer.

Undocumented Migrants: English Channel
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the press release entitled Prime Minister announces new funding to stop the boats, published on 20 May 2024, if he will publish the data that supports the statements that the Government has (a) dismantled 82 organised crime groups, (b) seized 352 boats and (c) prevented thousands of migrants from crossing the Channel.

Answered by Michael Tomlinson - Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Home Office: Conduct
Asked by: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investigations have been undertaken by his Department's Professional Standards Unit in each year by (a) immigration, borders and citizenship, (b) policing and (c) counter-terrorism since 2015.

Answered by Tom Pursglove - Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.



MP Financial Interests
28th May 2024
Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Coalition for Global Prosperity (CGP)
Address of donor: 1 Horse Guards Avenue, London SW1A 2HU
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Transport (£443.24), accommodation, tax and room charges (£1,568.35), food (£233.20) and flights (£855.43), value £3,100.22
Destination of visit: United States (Washington DC)
Dates of visit: 6 May 2024 to 10 May 2024
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding political delegation to strengthen transatlantic relations and to discuss joint UK-US foreign policy challenges with US politicians, policymakers and experts.
(Registered 15 May 2024)
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Select Committee Documents
Wednesday 29th May 2024
Formal Minutes - Formal Minutes Session 2023-24

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Tuesday 28th May 2024
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European Scrutiny Committee

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