Jenny Willott: Doing the right thing on Disability Living Allowance

December 1, 2011 4:12 PM

Commenting on the announcement that the Coalition Government is to drop plans to remove the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance from people in residential care homes, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Work and Pensions, Jenny Willott said:

"I am delighted that after months of pressure these proposals have finally been dropped.

"Liberal Democrats have consistently opposed these plans, which would have cut a vital lifeline for many disabled people, and the Party passed a conference motion earlier this year calling for the decision to be overturned.

"Today's announcement ensures that the Coalition Government is doing the right thing by protecting 80,000 people, including many disabled children, who would have lost the mobility support that allows them to lead active and independent lives."

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