Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:28 pm on 8th December 2008.

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House adjourned at 9.54 pm.

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Frank Wood
Posted on 9 Dec 2008 6:31 pm (Report this annotation)

The cost of financial and non-financial benefits is costing the taxpayer so much and encourages claimants to continue living off the benefits as it is better financially than being in employment - this is a fact.
A review on all benefits and claimants is long overdue.
Question 'Why should one under 65 years of age claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA)for life - including a new free car every three years - when one over 65 suffering a disabilty cannot?'. The DLA should be stopped on reaching 65 or those over 65 with a disability should be able to claim DLA. Consider how much could be saved and the number of cars taken off the road if the DLA was stopped on reaching 65.
Is not the DLA, being denied the over 65s with a disablement, scandalous and downright discrimination against the over 65s?.
Frank E. Wood