Disability Benefits and Social Care

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:03 pm on 20th June 2012.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East 3:03 pm, 20th June 2012

The hon. Gentleman makes the mistake of confusing DLA with incapacity benefit, which has now become employment and support allowance. DLA is not a benefit that writes people off into unemployment; it exists to help people to meet the additional costs of disability, and many people who receive it are, indeed, in work.