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Social Security Benefits: Disability

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL3173, tabled on 18 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government why the research commissioned from NatCen on the uses of health and disability benefits was not referenced in the Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper, published on 20 July.

Answered on

1 November 2021

The DWP Green Paper reflects a wide range of issues that were shaped by engagement with disabled people, representative organisations and charities, with relevant research and analysis playing a role in supporting the content which was presented.

I have no intention to publish this research at present. It is important to protect the private space within which Ministers and their policy advisers can develop policies without the risk of premature disclosure.