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Copy of Ministerial Directions in respect of LCW/LVWRA and PIP

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I am making a request for information on Ministerial Directions in respect of:
- Universal Credit
- Personal Independence Payment
- Health Assessment Service

My understanding is that both the Secretary of State and permanent Secretary must sign off relevant implementation of legislation (universal credit regulations and social security <PIP> regulations.)

I am seeking to understand if a ministerial direction has ever been issued in respect of Universal Credit, PIP or HAS. Or whether this was discussed by the permanent secretaries office.

I’d also like a copy of the ministerial sign off including risk assessments for HAS and PIP. From its passing in 2013 through to present.

Thank you,

Ben Nunn

Yours faithfully,

ADHDer

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Dear Benjamin Nunn,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 3rd
December.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Thank you for your reply. For confirmation:
- You have never completed a risk assessment for the implementation of the health assessment service or personal independence payment from a policy or delivery perspective?

The reason I ask is that significant questions were raised about the delivery of PIP and recorded in Hansard. Further all your procurement documents will contain relevant risks.

It is highly unlikely that such a policy would never of had a risk assessment, and if the risks of adopting the legislation were never assessed that may indicate gross negligence.

So I’d like to appeal against your decision and ask once more for the risk log or risk register or risk assessment of the PIP or HAS policy / implementation.

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Nunn

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Copy of Ministerial Directions in respect of LCW/LVWRA and PIP'.

In my previous email I asked you for the risk assessment in respect of PIP and health assessment service. I was appealing your initial decision. - a risk register must exist.

Please can you tell me why you have exceeded the timelimit for a response?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Nunn

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I am chasing a response to my appeal and wanted to understand the current progress.

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Nunn

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Our ref: IR2022/102448

Dear Benjamin Nunn,

Thank you for your Internal Review request received on 23rd December.

We have not been able to complete your Internal Review within normal
timescales and require some additional time to do so.

We will therefore aim to reply by 10 February 2023.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely

Central FOI Team

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