As part of the Left Out In The Cold campaign, there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on the reform of Disability Living Allowance on the morning of the 9th of March, a couple of hours prior to the Second Reading of the Welfare Reform Bill. The Second Reading is the first opportunity for the House of Commons to debate a Public Bill. This means that the debate at Westminster Hall, from 9.30am - 11am, will give MPs a reminder and primer on the issues to raise regarding Disability Living Allowance.
It is important that your MP should be reminded to attend the debate on reform of DLA in Westminster Hall on Wednesday morning, and to debate disability issues during the Second Reading of the Welfare Reform Bill that afternoon. This is a template e-mail that you can cut and paste to remind them:
Dear Member of Parliament,
I write to ask you to attend the debate on reform of DLA in Westminster Hall this Wednesday morning, from 9.30 am to 11 am, and to debate disability issues during the Second Reading of the Welfare Reform Bill on that afternoon.
The Welfare Reform Bill contains a number of provisions that will be harmful to disabled people, as noted here and supported by over 100 social policy experts.
The debate at Westminster Hall, from 9.30am will serve as a reminder and primer on the issues to raise regarding Disability Living Allowance and I urge you to read this briefing and this FullFact parliamentary briefing which will inform you of all the disability issues you should discuss.