Social Security and Employment Support for Disabled People

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:05 pm on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 1:05 pm, 6th March 2019

I can reassure the hon. Gentleman that that work is all under way. There have been several independent reviews of PIP and ESA, including one by the Select Committee on Work and Pensions, which made the recommendations that we are working through now, to ensure that the assessments are as accurate as they can be. We are not waiting. The huge benefit of the transformed service is that the DWP will own the whole claimant journey—we are building a whole digital platform—and we will be able to use the medical and other information far more easily to make the right decision the first time. As I said at the beginning, the whole new process will be co-designed with disabled people.