27 January 2011
Disability campaigners the Broken of Britain have succeeded in persuading an MP to put down an early day motion criticising the consultation process for the proposed abolition of DLA.
The motion was laid by Plaid Cymru MP Hywell Williams on 24 January and has so far been signed by 9 MPs.
On the Broken of Britain blog there’s a suggested text for an email to your MP to ask them to sign the motion and you can check on the number of signatories here.
The full motion reads:
“That this House expresses concern at the presentation of the case for reform of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in the public consultation published on 6 December 2010; believes that the consultation incorrectly confuses correlation with causation between DLA claimants and employment levels or motivation to work; notes that DLA claimants tend to be older, less well-qualified, on benefits for longer and in poorer health than other disabled people; is of the opinion that many of the claims made in support of changing DLA are unsubstantiated in the consultation text or the supporting evidence; does not accept the argument that the identified problems with the present format of DLA are insoluble without the introduction of a costly new benefit; further believes that the presentation of the case for these reforms is highly flawed; and further expresses concern that the language used in the consultation may mislead readers when drawing conclusions from the evidence presented, and may therefore influence their response to the consultation.”
Ask your MP to sign DLA early day motion
27 January 2011