Clause 75

Part of Welfare Reform Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 10th May 2011.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 11:15 am, 10th May 2011

I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. As well as taxpayers, that is a betrayal of disabled people. We are leaving some of the most vulnerable people in our society in a situation in which they may believe that they are still entitled to a benefit, but in fact they require more support than they are receiving, or indeed less, and there is no inbuilt means of reassessment. We believe that the PIP will be quite different from its predecessor because of its objective assessment and its transparency in how people’s needs will be assessed through the daily living or mobility criteria.