Parliament.co.uk blog post, 29 March 2017: Emergency Debate on changes to Personal Independence Payment Regulations
The House of Commons held an emergency debate on changes to Personal Independence Payment Regulations on Wednesday 29 March.
Watch Parliament TV: Emergency debate on changes to Personal Independence Payment Regulations Meeting started at 11.30am, ended 7.55pm
Read Commons Hansard: Emergency debate on changes to Personal Independence Payment Regulations
Application for debate: The House of Commons agreed to an application for an emergency debate made by Debbie Abrahams on Tuesday 28 March 2017.
Full debate now scheduled for 19 April 2017.
Mirror online article, by Dan Bloom, 28 March 2017: MPs granted emergency debate on disability benefits shake-up after Tories accused of stalling until it’s too late
Labour won an emergency debate on the cruel PIP benefit shake-up after accusing ministers of a “troubling subversion of democracy”
Independent article, by Rob merrick, 28 March 2017: Disability benefits: MPs granted emergency debate in final attempt to halt controversial curbs
Ministers to be accused of a ‘troubling subversion of democracy’ after sneaking through the changes to Personal Independence Payments
Disability News service blog post, by John Pring, 30 March 2017: ‘Shabby’ Labour fails again on disability rights, after abstaining on PIP cuts vote
The Labour party has been heavily criticised for again failing to defend disabled people from attacks on their rights, after its peers refused to vote against “discriminatory” cuts to the government’s new disability benefit.