Department for Work and Pensions announces new Minister of State for Disabled People following reshuffle

Mark Harper MP has been appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions. Mark was previously Shadow Minister for Disabled People.

The Minister of State for Disabled People is responsible for:

  • Cross-government disability issues and strategy
  • Employment and Support Allowance, Work Capability Assessment and Incapacity Benefit Reassessment Programme
  • Disability benefits (Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance)
  • Carers
  • Appeals reform
  • Health and safety
  • Fraud and error (including debt management)

Mark Harper was elected as an MP in May 2005. In addition to being Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper MP was previously Shadow Minister for Defence. In the current coalition government, he has served as Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform and Minister for Immigration.

ecdp is looking forward to working with the Minister to take forward matters that are important to disabled people in Essex.

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