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Disability Benefits for the Elderly

Part of Opposition Day — [1st allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 8th December 2009.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health) 5:00 pm, 8th December 2009

I am most grateful to the right hon. Lady. She began by rightly championing the idea of consensus, suggesting that it would be helpful and that the pension process might prove to be a precedent in that regard. Does she accept, however, that although we in the official Opposition have always indicated that we would be receptive, we have never received an invitation even to discuss the issue, let alone an invitation to a round table with Ministers?

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