Disability Benefits for the Elderly
Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]
Mark Harper (Shadow Minister (Disabled People), Work and Pensions; Forest of Dean, Conservative)
I am still not sure that the Minister has answered the question put earlier by my right hon. Friend. He knows that with individual budgets, people cannot spend the money entirely how they want because they have to agree that the spending will meet their care needs. At the moment, DLA and AA can be spent on anything they want, with a completely free choice, so will the Minister confirm that all the money people receive under the new system can be spent exactly how they choose to spend it?