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Ministers hid secret death reports

Postby Tobias » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:19 am

Ministers hid secret death reports from their ‘fitness for work’ test reviewer

Government ministers failed to show secret reports into the deaths of benefit claimants to the independent expert they commissioned to review their much-criticised “fitness for work” assessment, new evidence suggests.

A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) response to a Disability News Service (DNS) freedom of information request shows that seven of its secret “peer reviews” should have been shown to Professor Malcolm Harrington as he was preparing his final report into the work capability assessment (WCA).

Peer reviews have to be carried out whenever “suicide is associated with DWP activity”, as well as in some other cases involving deaths of disabled or “vulnerable” claimants.

DWP only started collating the peer reviews centrally from February 2012 and Professor Harrington published his final report on the WCA in late November of the same year.

DWP admits in its freedom of information response that “there were seven peer reviews, from February 2012 until Professor Harrington’s report of that year, in which the terms ‘WCA’ or ‘Work Capability Assessment’ were mentioned”.

The DWP response adds: “The Department does not hold any information to confirm or deny whether these Peer Reviews were shared with Professor Harrington.”
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Re: Ministers hid secret death reports

Postby highlyflammable » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:23 am

This is not a government it's a Nazi cabal !!
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Re: Ministers hid secret death reports

Postby jeff3 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:56 pm

to true its a pity they cant answer for their crimes against humanty but their culling of the stock through their aktion t4 seeing off the weakest in society even labour new evette ed balls wife had news way back init together both partys
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