Welfare reform debate delayed til autumn
18 July 2011
The second reading of the Welfare Reform Bill, initially planned for tomorrow, will now take place 13 September.
Disability Alliance says: “The Government has been forced to delay the 2nd Reading of the flagship Bill in the Lords.
“DWP suggests other parliamentary business has blocked progress but the surprise postponement, till September from Tuesday 19 July, will also give the Government time to lobby peers and answer the queries raised in DA's legal challenge.
“Disability Alliance believes the pause will also give the Government the opportunity to address peers' concerns over the disabled people affected.”