Today I spoke in the debate on the rights of disabled people in the work and pensions debate. A recent UN report called on the Government to repeal the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Amendment Regulations. The Government seems reluctant to implement the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This ought to change.

You can see my contribution below:

“The UN report specifically called on the Government to repeal the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Amendment Regulations 2017 and to ensure that eligibility criteria in assessments to access PIP, employment and support allowance and universal credit are in line with the human rights model of disability. Will the Minister commit to that today?”