Work Capability Assessment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th March 2012.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to draw the attention of claimants, their representatives and claimants' advice agencies to the audio recording facility in work capacity assessments.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

As stated on 1 February 2012, Hansard, columns 291-92WH, we have asked Atos Healthcare to try and accommodate requests for audio recording where a claimant makes a request in advance of their assessment. This approach began in late 2011 and we will monitor take up during 2012.

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