§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) if he will consult the members of the Advisory Panel on Assessment of Incapacity as to their willingness to have their identity revealed to hon. Members; and if he will publish the names of those who have no objection;
(2) if he will make the briefing and background papers which are supplied to members of the Advisory Panel on Assessment of Incapacity available on request to organisations not represented on the panel;
(3) which organisations are represented on the Advisory Panel on Assessment of Incapacity; and by what criteria they were selected.
§ Mr. Scott
I am not willing to consult or publish as suggested. The assessment panel members have not been selected as representatives of particular organisations. I explained my reasons in Standing Committee E on the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Bill on 1 February at columns 27–28.
I can reassure the hon. Member that copies of the background paper used by the assessment panel are available from this Department.