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Work Capability Assessment

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral statement of 15 December 2009, Official Report, columns 818-20, on benefit reform, what changes to the work capability assessment (a) would be desirable and (b) are planned. (308845)

[holding answer 6 January 2010]: We are currently reviewing the work capability assessment with the help of a range of stakeholders and medical professionals. We believe there are some changes that could be made and plan to publish a report detailing these once the review is complete.