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Social Security Benefits: Mentally Ill

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will ensure that the independent review commissioned by the Government of the ways in which people with mental health conditions can be better supported by the benefit and welfare to work system (a) reports and (b) will be made publicly available before the Welfare Reform Bill completes its passage through Parliament. (290945)

The independent review referred to, which is being led by Dr. Rachel Perkins of the South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, will report in the autumn. The Government will consider its findings and respond in due course.