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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 Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 12:00 am, 9th October 2017

The severe conditions criteria are a big step forward and will save people from having to go through reassessments. I have already stated that we intend to do more on PIP and the work capability assessment. The severe conditions criteria also allow us to save bureaucracy at local government level. If we can passport that information to local government, it will help with things such as the blue badge scheme and other forms that people have to fill in that are not directly supplied by DWP or the Government.