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Committee to question Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP

14 May 2021

The Work and Pensions Committee will question Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP in the final session of the inquiry into the disability employment gap.

Background

The inquiry is investigating the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and how the Department for Work and Pensions can better support disabled people in the labour market. The session will provide an opportunity for MPs to raise with the Minister and DWP officials some of the issues heard during the course of the inquiry.

Purpose of the session

Questions are likely on the Government’s policy on targets for reducing the disability gap and its approach to measurement and collecting data. The Committee could also explore the effectiveness of in and out of work support schemes, the role of the benefits system and the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on disabled people, including the delays caused to Work Capability Assessments.

Witnesses

Wednesday 19th May

At 9.30am

  • Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work 
  • John Paul Marks, Director General, Work and Health Services, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Angus Gray, Director, Employers, Health and Inclusive Employment, Department for Work and Pensions 

Further information

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