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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:46 am on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:46 am, 30th March 2017

I simply disagree with the hon. Lady that the PIP system is failing. In fact, more than a quarter of those who receive PIPs get the highest level of support, compared with just 15% of working-age claimants under disability living allowance. If we look at figures for people with mental health conditions, significantly more people are getting help through PIPs than secured help at a high level under disability living allowance, so the record is that PIPs are providing greater help to those in the greatest need.