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 Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire 4:06 pm, 29th March 2017

I broadly agree with what I am hearing—PIP is a work in progress and the process needs to get better—and I could give 100 stories of my experience of sitting through the PIP process to show where it is going wrong.

I agree that gradual change is a great thing, but the courts have given us a loud and clear message that we have got it wrong on mental health. In this age where we are desperately trying to change society’s views of mental health and parity of esteem, we have to listen to the courts—they have given us a judgment for a reason.