Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) has released the following request:

For more information see http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2015/01/ministers

 

Can you help us to tweet all opposition members of the Work & Pensions Committee to get them to demand disclose:

Esther McVey is before them on

Wednesday  04 February 2015 9:30 AM.

Witness(es): Rt Hon Esther Mcvey, Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

and Chris Hayes, Director, Labour Market and International Affairs

We want everyone to tweet to

@AnneBegg,

@SheilaGilmoreMP,

@Debbie_abrahams,

@glendajacksonmp,

@tpearce003,

@Mike4Eastleigh

– to demand that they open an urgent inquiry into deaths of DWP benefit claimants.

See more at: http://internaldpac.org.uk/Tools/Songbird/Songbird.php?TweetFile=60DeathstooMany#sthash.2oyzDZlD.dpuf

This may be an opportune moment to let you all know that my own appeal against the DWP’s latest FoI refusal is now being examined by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

I’m still trying to get information on the number of ESA claimants who have died since November 2011. The DWP is currently saying this information is in line to be published, but is breaking the rules by refusing to say when publication will take place.

It is entirely possible that the ICO will turn down my appeal. If so, I’ll be off to another tribunal.

Follow me on Twitter: @MidWalesMike

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