Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:42 pm on 8th September 2022.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon 3:42 pm, 8th September 2022

On the specific point about clinicians, it is also about striking a balance. Clinicians do not want to be an extension of the DWP or the social security system. It was therefore also important to piggyback on existing work rather than creating arbitrary work. Clinicians have enough pressures, and they made that crystal clear in the engagement we had with them.