From Disability Rights UK.
Over seventy observers, MPs and peers heard the Secretary of State at DWP Stephen Crabb repeat his commitment that the planned saving in personal independence payment would not be sought from cuts in welfare payments elsewhere affecting more disabled people.
He outlined his plans for a green paper to be published later this year that would set out how the Government intends to achieve its ambition of halving the disability employment gap.
The paper would be the subject of a consultation exercise. His presentation was followed by the Minister of Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP responding to questions from the audience.
The AGM saw Dr Lisa Cameron MP confirmed as chair. Neil Coyle MP and Baroness Jane Campbell to act as co-secretaries. Vice chairs elected included Stephen McPartland, Johnny Mercer, Neil Gray and Heidi Allen from the commons and Baronesses Uddin, Hollins, Thomas, Masham and Lord Dubbs for the Lords.
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