The Minister must accept that if housing benefit is not backdated, people can be left with a substantial debt, even if they get PIP on appeal.
I will do what the Minister suggests. After the debate, I will be meeting the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, the right hon. Member for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale (David Mundell), about that very point.
I have experience in my constituency, as I am sure my right hon. Friend does in his, of people winning an appeal after a considerable amount of time. The person will receive their PIP allowance some six months after, but their housing benefit is not backdated to the point at which they lost their disability allowance. When the benefit is lost, the person also loses their passport to housing...
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Labour MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Falkirk East
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- International Development
- Human Trafficking
- Call Centres
Currently held offices
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill (9 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
- Member, Liaison Committee (3 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, European Scrutiny Committee (19 Oct 2006 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (29 Jun 2005 to 19 Oct 2006)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 58.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 681 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Results UK
Address of donor: Second Floor, 31-33 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, etc, totalling £1,410
Destination of visit: Cambodia
Date of visit: 15-21 February 2014
Purpose of visit: Participation in a delegation to study the impact of key Global Fund
and UK funded health initiatives.
(Registered 9 April 2014)
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