Justice ministry refuses to probe DWP’s WCA suicide report ‘cover-up’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


The Ministry of Justice is refusing to investigate why the Department for Work and Pensions failed to fulfil its legal duty to respond to a coroner’s report that linked a disabled man’s suicide to its “fitness for work” test. The coroner’s report was written in late March 2010 following an inquest into the death of 41-year-old Stephen Carre, from Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, who had taken his own life in January 2010*. Disability News Service (DNS) has seen a series of letters that show that the coroner gave the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) all the information it needed to carry out an urgent review of the safety of key aspects of the work capability assessment (WCA) in 2010. But that review – ordered by coroner Tom Osborne through a process known as a Rule 43 letter – appears never to have been carried out. Legislation updated in 2008 makes it clear that a copy of the DWP response to Osborne’s report should have been sent to the Lord Chancellor . The Ministry of Justice (MoJ)

Source: Justice ministry refuses to probe DWP’s WCA suicide report ‘cover-up’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

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