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Backbench Business Debate: Impact of Changes to Disability Support

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018

This House of Commons debate pack briefing has been prepared in advance of a Backbench Business Debate entitled “Cumulative impact assessment of changes to disability support.” This will be led by Debbie Abrahams MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

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The full motion to be debated is “That this House calls on the Government to commission an independent cumulative assessment of the impact of changes in the social security system, on sick and disabled people, their families and carers.”  A similar motion was the subject of a Backbench Business Debate led by John McDonnell in February 2014 (HC Deb 27 February 2014 cc423-474), which followed a petition started by the campaigning group War on Welfare (WOW) in 2012.

This debate pack contains background information on changes to disability support and calls to undertake a cumulative assessment of their impact. It also provides parliamentary and press material, as well as further reading suggestions which Members may find useful when preparing for this debate

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0278

Authors: Andrew Mackley; Steven Kennedy; Roderick McInnes; Selena Steele; Susan Brown

Topics: Benefits policy, Sickness, disability and carers' benefits

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