HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1606W
Annabelle Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will respond to the Citizens Advice Scotland Report, "Riding the Benefits Rollercoaster"; and if he will make a statement. [153797]

Mr. Pond

[holding answer 9 February 2004]We recognise the valuable work of Citizens Advice Scotland and will take account of the findings in their report, "Riding the Benefits Roller-coaster", in monitoring and developing relevant policies and practices.

We have no plans to respond formally; however, my hon. Friend the Minister for Disabled People responded to many of the points raised by the report in a recent debate in Westminster Hall, 3 February 2004, Official Report, columns 208–29WH.