Work and Pensions
Anne McGuire (Stirling, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the number of disabled people who will lose motability vehicles under personal independence payment rollout plans.
Maria Miller (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Disabled People), Work and Pensions; Basingstoke, Conservative)
‘Personal Independence Payment: Assessment Thresholds and Consultation’ was published in January 2012, and can be found at:
It included early estimates on the potential reduction in the number of higher rate mobility component recipients of disability living allowance, aged between 16 and 64, in 2015-16. A copy has been placed in the Library.
We are continuing to work closely with Motability to understand what impact personal independence payment roll-out plans might have on their customer numbers and to ensure Motability are well placed to manage the introduction of the new benefit.