Employment: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th November 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the responses to the consultation on Work, health and disability: improving lives, which closed on 17 February 2017.

Photo of Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is to the Government response to the Green Paper, entitled Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability, published on 31 October 2016; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In October 2016 we published Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, setting out the Government’s approach to work and health and inviting views on a ten-year strategy for reform.

We engaged with a wide range of stakeholders and others with an interest during the Green Paper consultation period and received around 6,000 responses. We are working towards a publication later this year, which will provide an update on the work we have been doing since the Green Paper, respond to the consultation, and set out our next steps.

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