[holding answer 6 December 2006]: Limited early testing of the revised personal capability assessment (PCA) has been carried out to ensure that the new assessment accurately identifies those with limited capability for work. The evaluation of these tests is being discussed with the technical working groups and the consultative groups which comprise largely of representatives from a number of disability organisations, who advised on the transformation of the PCA. A list of the groups' membership has been placed in the Library.
Further evaluation of the revised PCA will take place in January and February 2007. During this time, we will continue to consult with the technical working groups and consultative groups who advised on the transformation of the PCA.