Disability Living Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th January 2011.

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Photo of William Bain William Bain Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the compatibility with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights of his proposed reforms to disability living allowance.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

We believe that our DLA reform proposals are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

The coalition Government published a public consultation on disability living allowance reform on 6 December 2010. The closing date of the consultation is 14 February 2011 and we will consider the responses we receive as part of our response to the consultation.

Consideration was given to the equality impacts of our reforms as we developed the consultation document.

An equality impact assessment of our proposals will be published with our proposed legislation, and will be updated as we develop more detail of how our reforms will work in practice.

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