Wales is opposing DLA reform

Many thanks to Rhydian Fon James for forwarding details of this  Statement of Opinion ( welsh equivilant of an Early Day Motion ) tabled by Leanne Wood .

Wales’ opposition to DLA reform

This Assembly urges the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller MP, to recall the Public Consultation on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) reform, and cease work on reform of this benefit, due to the serious flaws in the consultation paper.  There is little evidence to support the DWP’s case for reform, and there are grounds to believe that they will cause hardship for many disabled people.  Additionally, it is likely that the reform will reduce benefit expenditure but increase health and social care spending, thus transferring the burden of cost to this Assembly.

It is really important that more people are made aware of this. If you know people from Wales, please ask them to contact their own Assembly Member and ask them to sign this motion.  This SOP is already  winning cross party support – Labour, Lib Dems and even Welsh Conservatives! Leanne and Bethan Jenkins have also written to Welsh  Assembly Government Minister, who will, in turn, put pressure on  Whitehall. We need to help them by making sure that the rest of the UK  knows that ‘Wales is opposing DLA reform’.

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3 Responses to “Wales is opposing DLA reform”

  1. malka Says:

    Let’s follow the lead of our Welsh carers and speak out as English carers, in union with Wales and support this action now…………….

  2. CAROLE ANNE JONES Says:

    I oppose this reform, too

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