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

There are things that we can do to improve the assessment process dramatically and also, more critically, to prevent people from having to go through those assessments. The thrust of the health and work consultation paper that we issued this year is to bring about early intervention in healthcare and to use healthcare information to populate the welfare system, and that is what we are trying to do.