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HM Treasury written question – answered on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled people are not disproportionately affected by reductions in government expenditure.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Exchequer Secretary

The Government has protected the value of disability benefits, exempting these payments from the uprating freeze and exempting those in receipt of them from the benefit cap.

Disability spending will be higher in every year to 2020 relative to both 2010 and to today.

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