Employment and Support Allowance:Written question - 234145

(Oldham East and Saddleworth)

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Asked on: 19 March 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Employment and Support Allowance
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when Ministers authorised a change to the ESA65B letter to GPs telling them there is no longer a need for them to supply fit notes to their patients who had been found fit for work through a Work Capability Assessment.
Answered by: Justin Tomlinson
Answered on: 22 March 2019

I refer the Honourable Member to the response given on 6 June 2018 to Parliamentary Question 146986.

The original internal recommendation to change the ESA65B letter was in summer 2016.

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