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The Lords debate the welfare reform bill - 17/01/2012

Duration:
20 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 January 2012

Around 20,000 blind and partially sighted people stand to lose benefits under government changes to Disability Living Allowance as part of the welfare reform bill.

The coalition proposes to replace DLA with a new personal independence payment, and cut spending by 20%.

A Lords amendment aims to force the government to introduce a pilot scheme before any new assessment regime is introduced. What impact would this have and what other amendments are tabled?

Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Steven Williams.

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