Department for Work and Pensions

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:51 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Christine Jardine Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland) 5:51 pm, 26th February 2019

I beg the hon. Gentleman’s pardon.

In my constituency of Edinburgh West, we are only just learning at first hand about the problems of universal credit, which was rolled out in the constituency at the end of November. We are much better acquainted with the problems caused by PIP assessments and inequities in the changes to the state pension age for women. Every week, I have people come through my door who have been refused PIP, often for the most inexplicable reasons. One constituent, who has had a Motability car for years, was told she did not need it because, if she could drive, she could obviously walk.