Employment and Disabled People

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

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 12:00, 9 October 2017

May I address my question to the Minister who speaks for a party that has been in power for more than seven years? This morning my constituent, Debbie A, came to tell me that she had failed her ESA assessment, first because she had been told that she could hear her name being called from the waiting room, when in fact she had been told that it was being called by her son, who was sitting next to her; and, secondly, because the report had said that she had been hit by a bus, when in fact she had been hit on a bus. Does not the Minister accept that there are profound systemic problems in the assessment process?