Disability Living Allowance debate transcripts

Transcript

Westminster Hall

Wednesday 9 March 2011

[Philip Davies in the Chair]

Disability Living Allowance

Hywel Williams (Arfon) (PC):

I am glad to have secured this timely debate on the reform of the mobility component of disability living allowance-the debate could scarcely be timelier. I am also grateful to the hon. Members who are here, as well as to those who have expressed their interest but cannot be here. Lastly, I am grateful to the many organisations that have provided briefings to me and others for this debate.

Disability living allowance is highly valued. Currently, the lower rate is £18.95 and the higher rate is £49.85. As the response to the Government’s consultation states, DLA, and attendance allowance before it,

    “had a major positive impact on recipients’ lives…DLA recipients of working age were unanimous in expressing views that DLA made a big difference to them.”

    Read the full debate here

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