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Work-related Activity Group

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 3rd February 2015.

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Photo of Anne Begg Anne Begg Chair, Work and Pensions Committee 11:00 am, 3rd February 2015

One of the conclusions that my hon. Friend and I reached as part of the Select Committee on Work and Pensions inquiry was that the work-related activity group was too wide and trying to do two contradictory things: to give support to people who are not fit for work without being in the support group; and at the same time to move those who might be fit for work closer to work. Those two different aspects of the WRAG meant that it became the default for everyone who either was now not fit for work, or definitely could not work in future. The group is too wide and too unwieldy.