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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that members of the House of Lords can view and comment on the third version of the assessment criteria for personal independence payments before the final draft of the instrument is laid before the House for approval, and if so, how.
The department's consultation on the assessment criteria closed on
An exact timetable has yet to be agreed but we are not intending to have a formal period of pre-legislative scrutiny on the assessment regulations, which have already been subject to extensive consultation and co-production with disabled people and disability organisations. The regulations will be made available to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments for its scrutiny and will be laid under an affirmative resolution, providing both Houses with the opportunity to debate and approve them before they can be made.