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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 570: debated on Friday 22 November 2013

Ministerial Corrections

Friday 22 November 2013

Work and Pensions

Employment and Support Allowance

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the employment and support allowance work-related activity group have a prognosis of unlikely to return to work in the longer term.

[Official Report, 12 September 2013, Vol. 567, c. 829-30W.]

Letter of correction from Mark Hoban:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the right hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Burstow) on 12 September 2013.

The full answer given was as follows: (168577)

There is no such prognosis as being unable to return to work in the longer-term. However, the following table shows how many claimants have been allocated a prognosis of two years or more:

Employment and support allowance (ESA) new claims—Outcomes of initial functional assessments by prognosis and month of result date, for the work related activity group, Great Britain

Claimants with prognosis of two years or more

2008

December

2009

January

February

March

200

April

200

May

200

June

300

July

400

August

400

September

300

October

300

November

300

December

300

2010

January

300

February

300

March

300

April

200

May

300

June

300

July

300

August

200

September

300

October

300

November

200

December

200

2011

January

200

February

200

March

200

April

200

May

200

June

100

July

100

August

100

September

100

October

100

November

100

December

100

2012

January

200

February

200

March

200

April

200

May

200

June

200

July

200

August

200

September

200

October

300

November

300

December

200

2013

January

200

February

200

Notes:

1. Figures are shown rounded to the nearest 100.

2. '—' denotes nil or negligible.

Scope:

Initial functional assessment—the first assessment of the employment and support allowance claim.

The outcome recorded is the final DWP decision-maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare professional where the decision-maker's decision is not yet available.

Source:

Data in the table is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.

The correct answer should have been:

The following table shows how many claimants have been allocated a prognosis of two years or more:

Employment and support allowance (ESA) new claims—Outcomes of initial functional assessments by prognosis and month of result date, for the work related activity group, Great Britain

Claimants with prognosis of two years or more

2008

December

2009

January

February

March

200

April

200

May

200

June

300

July

400

August

400

September

300

October

300

November

300

December

300

2010

January

300

February

300

March

300

April

200

May

300

June

300

July

300

August

200

September

300

October

300

November

200

December

200

2011

January

200

February

200

March

200

April

200

May

200

June

100

July

100

August

100

September

100

October

100

November

100

December

100

2012

January

200

February

200

March

200

April

200

May

200

June

200

July

200

August

200

September

200

October

300

November

300

December

200

2013

January

200

February

200

Notes:

1. Figures are shown rounded to the nearest 100.

2. '—' denotes nil or negligible.

Scope:

Initial functional assessment—the first assessment of the employment and support allowance claim.

The outcome recorded is the final DWP decision-maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare professional where the decision-maker's decision is not yet available.

Source:

Data in the table is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals placed in the work-related activity group since 2008 have received a prognosis statement that specifically advises work is unlikely in the longer term.

[Official Report, 13 September 2013, Vol. 567, c. 919-20W.]

Letter of correction from Mark Hoban:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Sheila Gilmore) on 13 September 2013.

The full answer given was as follows: (169107)

There is no such prognosis as being unable to return to work in the longer-term. However, the following table shows how many claimants have been allocated a prognosis of two years or more:

New claims: Outcomes of initial functional assessments by prognosis and month of result date, for the work-related activity group, Great Britain

Claimants with prognosis of two years or more

December 2008

1

January 2009

1

February 2009

1

March 2009

200

April 2009

200

May 2009

200

June 2009

300

July 2009

400

August 2009

400

September 2009

300

October 2009

300

November 2009

300

December 2009

300

January 2010

300

February 2010

300

March 2010

300

April 2010

200

May 2010

300

June 2010

300

July 2010

300

August 2010

200

September 2010

300

October 2010

300

November 2010

200

December 2010

200

January 2011

200

February 2011

200

March 2011

200

April 2011

200

May 2011

200

June 2011

100

July 2011

100

August 2011

100

September 2011

100

October 2011

100

November 2011

100

December 2011

100

January 2012

200

February 2012

200

March 2012

200

April 2012

200

May 2012

200

June 2012

200

July 2012

200

August 2012

200

September 2012

200

October 2012

300

November 2012

300

December 2012

200

January 2013

200

February 2013

200

1 Denotes nil or negligible.

Scope:

Initial functional assessment—the first assessment of the Employment and Support Allowance claim.

The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker's decision is not yet available.

Note:

Figures are shown rounded to the nearest 100.

Source:

Data in the table is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.

The correct answer should have been:

The following table shows how many claimants have been allocated a prognosis of two years or more:

New claims: Outcomes of initial functional assessments by prognosis and month of result date, for the work-related activity group, Great Britain

Claimants with prognosis of two years or more

December 2008

1

January 2009

1

February 2009

1

March 2009

200

April 2009

200

May 2009

200

June 2009

300

July 2009

400

August 2009

400

September 2009

300

October 2009

300

November 2009

300

December 2009

300

January 2010

300

February 2010

300

March 2010

300

April 2010

200

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300

June 2010

300

July 2010

300

August 2010

200

September 2010

300

October 2010

300

November 2010

200

December 2010

200

January 2011

200

February 2011

200

March 2011

200

April 2011

200

May 2011

200

June 2011

100

July 2011

100

August 2011

100

September 2011

100

October 2011

100

November 2011

100

December 2011

100

January 2012

200

February 2012

200

March 2012

200

April 2012

200

May 2012

200

June 2012

200

July 2012

200

August 2012

200

September 2012

200

October 2012

300

November 2012

300

December 2012

200

January 2013

200

February 2013

200

1 Denotes nil or negligible.

Scope:

Initial functional assessment—the first assessment of the Employment and Support Allowance claim.

The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker's decision is not yet available.

Note:

Figures are shown rounded to the nearest 100.

Source:

Data in the table is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.

Health

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

The following is an extract from the oral statement given to the House by the Secretary of State for Health, the right hon. Member for South West Surrey (Mr Hunt) on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust on 19 November 2013.

It is impossible to deliver safe care without safe staffing levels. All hospitals will be required to monitor their staffing levels on a ward-by-ward basis, analysing precisely how many shifts meet safe staffing guidelines. By the end of this year, this will be done using models independently approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. No hospital will be able to conceal unsafe staffing from the public because from next June all that data, both at ward and hospital level, will be published alongside other safety data on a new NHS safety website, triggering CQC action if there is cause for concern.

[Official Report, 19 November 2013, Vol. 570, c. 1096.]

Letter of correction from Jeremy Hunt:

An error has been identified in the oral statement given on 19 November 2013.

The correct statement should have been:

It is impossible to deliver safe care without safe staffing levels. All hospitals will be required to monitor their staffing levels on a ward-by-ward basis, analysing precisely how many shifts meet safe staffing guidelines. By the end of next year, this will be done using models independently approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. No hospital will be able to conceal unsafe staffing from the public because from next June all that data, both at ward and hospital level, will be published alongside other safety data on a new NHS safety website, triggering CQC action if there is cause for concern.