Ministerial duo face questions after misleading MPs over PIP. This Blog says: Scrap the DWP!

Penny Mordaunt: A Tory nonentity touting nonsense.

Penny Mordaunt: A Tory nonentity touting nonsense.

The DWP has been misleading Parliament over the effect of Tory policies on disabled people for six years.

Just because Iain Duncan Smith has gone, that doesn’t mean the culture of that department has changed one bit.

When Labour finally regains office, its best choice will be to scrap the DWP altogether and reintroduce a department of social security.

Two ministers have refused to apologise after they both misled MPs about the impact of the government’s new disability benefit on disabled people.

In the space of just 20 minutes, work and pensions secretary Damian Green and minister for disabled people Penny Mordaunt both misled the House of Commons about how personal independence payment (PIP) was affecting disabled people.

The first House of Commons work and pensions questions after the break for party conferences saw about 20 questions from MPs across the main parties with concerns about the way PIP was operating, far more than for any other issue.

In one answer, Mordaunt (pictured) told MPs that under PIP – compared with disability living allowance (DLA), which it is replacing for working-age claimants – “more people are entitled to use the Motability scheme”.

But Motability’s own figures show that of their customers who have been reassessed for PIP so far, 44 per cent have lost their entitlement to the scheme and have had to hand their vehicles back.

Source: Ministerial duo face questions after misleading MPs over PIP

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4 thoughts on “Ministerial duo face questions after misleading MPs over PIP. This Blog says: Scrap the DWP!

  1. Brian

    The right of House of Commons to discipline offenders for misleading Parliament has been established by precedent and accepted by the courts, the last instance in 1666. As the Tories are making significant progress on returning this county to that dates social structure, perhaps they will also revisit the penalties for such behavior. This is still possible and open to any MP to enact.

  2. lin wren

    Hayley i totally agree with you. It is past the time. And Brian lol, you are so right. I can see IDS, TM, Hammond in the stocks. Oh & Hunt

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