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Child Poverty Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:28 pm on 20th July 2009.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness 7:28 pm, 20th July 2009

The hon. Gentleman is making a powerful speech. May I recommend to him "Empowering Society", which was launched today by the Conservative disability group? Its first key idea is that we need to bring in a single assessment for people with disabilities to enable them to access benefits. These people are often sent from pillar to post under the current system and they often end up compromising for the sake of speed-with a reduction in their benefits. What we need to do is radically change that system so that disabled people can get the support they deserve.

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