Committee questions new Minister for Disabled People

11 December 2013

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has announced an evidence session with Mike Penning MP, the new Minister for Disabled People.


9.30am, Wednesday 11 December, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Mike Penning MP, Minister for Disabled People
  • Dr Bill Gunnyeon, Chief Medical Adviser
  • Jason Feeney, Benefits Director

Purpose of the session

The meeting will cover progress with the introduction of Personal Independence Payment for new claimants and the timetable for “natural reassessment” of existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants, which began in some areas of the country in October 2013.

Wider issues relating to contractors’ capacity to deliver all M.edical Services Contract assessments and reassessments to the proposed timescales, including Work Capability Assessments, will also be discussed.

Further information

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