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Ministers Mislead MPs Over PIP And Motability

October 21, 2016

From Hansard, Monday 17th October (bolding mine):


  • Let us examine that claim. My constituent Leila Kennedy lives with dwarfism, and her Motability car was removed from her after a PIP assessment. She had to use public transport, which she was unable to do, and she lost her job as a result. Does the Minister really think that Government policy is delivering compassionate outcomes in such cases?

  • I hope that the hon. Gentleman will write to me with further details of that case. Under PIP, more people are entitled to use the Motability scheme, but clearly we want to make sure that any decision taken on a PIP assessment is the right one. A key part of that, as we know from looking at cases that have been overturned on appeal, is getting the evidence submitted earlier in the process.

    This isn’t true.  Many peopleare losing Motability cars under PIP which they were entitled to under DLA. That they may be winning them back on appeal is hardly the point.

  • I am not at all ashamed of the introduction of PIP or the fact that many more people are eligible to receive PIP than were eligible to receive disability living allowance. It is a better benefit, and most of the disability support groups recognise that it is a better benefit, so I simply do not recognise the hon. Lady’s characterisation of PIP.

     This isn’t true either. DWP figures released in June show only about 70% of DLA claimants are eligible for PIP.

Penny Mordant is the Minister For Disabled People and Damian Green the DWP Secretary. It is not unreasonable to think that they have the correct information, so were knowingly misleading MPs.

Same Difference calls for this to be fully investigated. At the very least, these Ministers should apologise to the House of Commons at the earliest opportunity.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2016 3:03 pm

    >John Nicolson:
    >She had to use public transport, which she was unable
    >to do, and she lost her job as a result.

    How come John Nicolson MP hasn’t heard or the Scottish versions of Fraud, Misconduct in Public Office, Vulnerable Adult Abuse etc etc…
    Why hasn’t he called the Police??

    >Penny Mordaunt:
    >I hope that the hon. Gentleman will write to me with
    >further details of that case.
    Has Penny Mordant MP, Minister For Disabled People, made sure that she gets those further details? When is she going to call the Police?

    >This isn’t true either. DWP figures released in June show
    >only about 70% of DLA claimants are eligible for PIP.
    There are Lies, damned lies, and statistics. I’m sure scumbag politicians can spin them to say whatever BS they like.
    But checkout –
    Disciplinary and Penal Powers of the House –

    and.. “frauds and deceits” is –
    Misconduct in Public Office –

    But then the WHOLE point of PIP is to use their Unison Atos/Maximus/Capita criminal quack abusers to Defraud people on DLA .

    If you don’t like getting f****d then stop bending over and Call the Police.
    None of those criminal abuser politicians is going to call them for you.

    Here are The ‘Public Duties’ of *all* Members of Parliament –

    “5. Members have a duty to ***uphold the law***, including the general law against discrimination.”

    “10. Members shall base their conduct on a consideration of the public interest, avoid conflict between personal interest and the public interest and resolve any conflict between the two, at once, and in favour of the public interest.”

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    (Up to life in prison for not doing their jobs)

    Fraud Act 2006 –

    Witness Intimidation –

    Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 –
    Corrupt or other improper exercise of police powers and privileges –

    Perverting The Course of Justice –

    Serious Crime Act 2007 –
    Part 2 – Encouraging or Assisting Crime –

    Accessories and Abettors Act 1861 –

    Criminal Attempts Act 1981 –


  2. October 21, 2016 4:19 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  3. Bernadette Meaden permalink
    October 21, 2016 10:20 pm

    Thanks for spotting and highlighting this.

  4. October 22, 2016 5:18 pm

    Reblogged this on campertess and commented:
    Both MPs should be sanctioned forget apologies words are easy as they have shown.

  5. October 23, 2016 6:57 pm

    Agree with sanctioning MPs because until they get a taste of their own medicine, nothing is going to change. Okay, people win on appeal but wheelchair users like me have to pay upfront for a wheelchair accessible vehicle WAV and we lose this if the car is taken away. Okay there is a transitional payment £1000 for those getting motability from 2013 but that will cover cost of taxis etc in the short term, not hiring a WAV, and where do we find another £1845 for the next car if we win an appeal????????????????? I am just so angry about the whole thing.

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