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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th October 2017.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Labour, Barnsley East 12:00 am, 9th October 2017

I find the Minister’s previous response surprising because a response to a recent written question showed that about two thirds of decisions against awarding PIP and ESA in Barnsley East are eventually overturned on appeal, with these appeals taking an average of 15 weeks to be decided. Does the Minister believe that it is acceptable to make my constituents who are eligible for vital financial assistance wait nearly four extra months?