Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:40 pm on 29th March 2011.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill 9:40 pm, 29th March 2011

I welcome the fact that the right hon. Gentleman has referred to the important mobility component of disability living allowance. Earlier today I invited the Government to take the time available to tell us whether they intend to continue with their plan to abolish that element, which would mean that many people with disabilities living in residential accommodation —82,000 in all, including children—would lose out. What exactly is the Government’s position?