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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:25 am on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Opposition Whip (Commons), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) 11:25 am, 11th July 2019

Today, the Government announced that they will be reviewing the benefits system for terminally ill people. My hon. Friend Mrs Moon has worked tirelessly on this issue for many years. Instead of taking more time, why do the Government not simply adopt her Access to Welfare (Terminal Illness Definition) Bill and the comprehensive research already conducted by the all-party group for terminal illness, which is supported by Marie Curie and the Motor Neurone Disease Association?