COMMONS

Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments evidence session

07 May 2014

The Work and Pensions Committee held its second oral evidence session for its inquiry into Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments on Wednesday 7 May

Witnesses

9.30am, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

  • HH Judge Robert Martin, President of the Social Entitlement Chamber, First-tier Tribunal
  • Kevin Sadler, Director of Civil, Families and Tribunals, HM Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Richard Mason, Deputy Director for Civil Justice, Administrative Justice, Coroners, Burials, Cremations and Inquiries, Ministry of Justice

Purpose of the meeting

This evidence session with the President of the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal, and representatives from HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and the Ministry of Justice, is intended to explore:

  • The efficiency of the appeals process
  • Demands on the Tribunal Service, and waiting times for appeals to be heard, including how delays might be reduced
  • How decisions made at tribunals are monitored and checked for quality
  • The feedback between HMCTS and DWP when DWP’s decision is upheld or overturned in an ESA appeal case

Further information

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