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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the 29 April 2019 Health Select Committee news item, Committee publishes doctors’ views on Fit Notes and ESA appeals, what estimate her Department has made of the number of claimants who challenged their work capability assessment decisions but were refused employment support allowance while their appeal was pending due to her Department sending ambiguous ESA65B letters to claimants’ GPs. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
tabling member printed
Tom Brake remove filter
uin 273727 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p>We have revised the ESA65B letter, which went live from 3rd June 2019. The letter gives clear clinical discretion to GPs to continue issuing fit notes in appropriate circumstances, such as when an appeal against a Department for Work and Pensions decision is being undertaken, where a claimant’s condition has worsened or if the claimant has developed a new health condition or disability.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-10T12:55:12.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T12:55:12.43Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this