Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th May 2018.

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Photo of Emma Dent Coad Emma Dent Coad Labour, Kensington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2018 to Question 132729, how the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners were engaged with on the wording of the ESA65B letters by officials of her Department; and if she will place copies of related written responses in the Library of the House.

Photo of Emma Dent Coad Emma Dent Coad Labour, Kensington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any external bodies apart from the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners were engaged by her Department to determine whether the adequacy of the revised wording of the ESA65B letter to welfare claimants’ GPs.

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

Officials from this Department engaged with the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners on the development of the revised ESA65B letter via regular meetings that DWP holds with both organisations, during which their agreement on the final wording was obtained.

No other external stakeholders were consulted on the development of the revised ESA65B letter.

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