Steve Beasant

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Stephen Lloyd responds to “utterly damning” DWP Select Committee report

by Steve Beasant on 15 February, 2018

In response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Report out today on PIP and ESA assessments Stephen Lloyd MP, Liberal Democrat DWP spokesperson, said :

“This is an utterly damning report from the Select Committee on the quality, or lack of, from the government’s PIP and ESA assessments programmes.

“It’s clear far too many assessments are inadequate for this system to continue in it’s current form.

“This also comes on the day where the DWP has put out a deplorable tweet reminding people that as today is Valentines Day, they will be checking that benefits claimants are declaring they live with a partner or else. It’s obvious this Conservative government knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.

“This is proof that the Liberal Democrat position of stripping the assessment contract from corporate behemoths such as ATOS and Capita and bringing them in-house as a public service, is the only practical and humane way forward.”

NOTES:

The Select Committee report is here

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