Food Banks

Part of Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 17th December 2014.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill 5:48 pm, 17th December 2014

My hon. Friend has rightly mentioned the problems caused by benefit changes. I recently initiated a debate in Westminster Hall about the change from disability living allowance to personal independence payments. When I telephoned my local benefits office in Bellshill, I was told that a man had been waiting for 14 months for a decision. Will she encourage the Government to accept their responsibilities, especially their responsibility for the mess at the Department for Work and Pensions?