DWP admits 60 claimant deaths may be suicides : Morning Star

Labour MP slams Tories over reassessments


by Felicity Collier

THE government has flagged dozens of deaths of people subjected to welfare reassessment as “possible suicides,” it admitted yesterday under questioning from Labour MP Diana Johnson.

Work and Pensions Minister Damian Hinds confirmed the government has carried out internal reviews relating to 60 deaths over the last five years.

The response came after a written parliamentary question from Ms Johnson, who argued the revelation confirms there is a clear link between suicide and welfare reassessments.

The Hull North MP said she was “appalled” that the figures had been unpublished until now.

“Ministers have repeatedly claimed there to be no link between suicide and welfare reassessment whenever figures have come to light,” she said.

“If there was no link, there wouldn’t have been 60 reviews of suicides in the past five years.

“Families who’ve been left in the dark need to know everything the DWP knows about these cases.”

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2 Comments

  1. or its well past any number they throw out 60 bugger i now around by me theres been so many who give in to these devils one only has to read aktion t4 how the nazi party got rid of those who couldnt work even rtu ids his dwp put out 97000 deaths at their hands which has passed the nazi party number i wonder whot would the people of britain say if the true figure ever got told riots

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