PIP and ESA assessments Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Wednesday 22 November 2017 Question number

Yolanda Barker, PIP applicant, Amanda Browning, PIP and ESA applicant, Denise Martin, PIP and ESA applicant, Natalie McMinn, PIP and ESA applicant, and Thomas O’Dell, PIP and ESA applicant.


David Bryceland, Project Manager, Oxfordshire Mind, Gary Edwards, Manager, Southampton Advice and Representation Centre, Kayleigh Nor-Val, Team Leader and Specialist Welfare Benefit Caseworker, Citizens Advice, and Martin Richards, Lead Welfare Advisor, Involve Northwest.


Wednesday 6 December 2017

Simon Freeman, Managing Director, Capita Personal Independence Payments, Dr Ian Gargan, Chief Medical Officer, Capita Personal Independence Payments, David Haley, Chief Executive, Atos Independent Assessment Services, and Dr Barrie McKillop, Clinical Director, Atos Independent Assessment Services.


Dr Paul Williams, Programme Director, Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) MAXIMUS, and Leslie Wolfe, General Manager, Global Health, Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) MAXIMUS.


Monday 11 December 2017

Anna Bird, Executive Director, Policy and Research, Scope, Victoria Holloway, Public Affairs Manager, Sense and Co-Chair, Disability Benefits Consortium, Kayley Hignell, Head of Policy, Citizens Advice, and Rob Holland, Public Affairs Manager, Mencap, and Co-Chair, Disability Benefits Consortium.


Tuesday 20 December 2017

Paul Gray CB, Leader of the Independent Reviews of PIP, Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee, Department for Work and Pensions, and Dr Paul Litchfield OBE, Leader of the 2013 and 2014 Independent Reviews of ESA Work Capability Assessment.


Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Department for Work and Pensions, Janice Smethurst, Director for Contracted Health and Employment Services Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions, and James Wolfe, Director for Disability Employment and Support, Department for Work and Pensions


12 February 2018