Disability Living Allowance

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3942
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As Mayor to all Londoners I am sure that you will have made representations to government on behalf of Londoners living with disability who are at risk of being pushed into poverty following changes being made to the Disability Living Allowance. Please can you give reassurance to Londoners by answering all of these requests specifically.

1) Please list the dates and times of all meetings you have had with government officials in which the Disability Living Allowance was on the agenda.

2) Please list any other representations you have made to government regarding the Disability Living Allowance.

3) Please commit to sharing any appropriate correspondence you have had with government officials regarding the Disability Living Allowance with me.

Answer

Answer for Disability Living Allowance

Answer for Disability Living Allowance

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Advisor for Health and Families, Pamela Chesters, has met with Jobcentre Plus and relevant stakeholders to discuss the Incapacity Benefit reassessment process and supporting Londoners including disabled people into work. These roundtables/conferences were held on 30.09.10, 8.2.11 and 27.10.11.

In addition, the document attached in Appendix A was my response to the Government's consultation on Reforming the DLA. This was informed by a range of Deaf and disabled organisations.