Personal Independence Payment: Regulations

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:06 pm on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon 4:06 pm, 29th March 2017

My hon. Friend was one of the greatest advocates of change, and I had many constructive and challenging meetings with him as he brought forward suggestions. The point is that we have to look at this in a co-ordinated manner. Further improvements can be made to the initial application form and the way in which some of the descriptors are applied. The Government are also considering allowing assessments to be recorded automatically so that they can then be used in an appeal. That would benefit both the assessors and the claimants, who have been asking for this.