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Personal Capability Assessments

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish the findings from the initial round of testing of the revised personal capability assessment. (108750)

[holding answer 12 December 2006]: We carried out an initial, limited evaluation of the revised PCA descriptors and scores in October 2006 to test the hypothesis that the revised descriptors would accurately identify limited capability for work; and to enable us to begin drafting regulations. We plan to publish the report of this interim evaluation in February 2007.