Urgent question on Personal Independence Payment appeals: 4 June 2018

04 June 2018

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth and former Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, asked an urgent question on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals in the House of Commons on Monday 4 June 2018.

In response, Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey told the House:

"I am absolutely committed to ensuring that disabled people and people with health conditions get the right support they need. PIP is a modern, personalised benefit that assesses claimants on needs, not conditions. It continues to be a better benefit than its predecessor, disability living allowance, for claimants with chronic conditions."

Image: PC

Follow the @HouseofCommons on Twitter for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber. Please fill in our quick feedback survey to help us improve our news content.

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Social security and pensions, Benefits policy, Sickness, disability and carers' benefits, House of Commons news, Commons news

Share this page

Related information

What are Urgent Questions?

At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.

How to watch proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

More Parliament news