Blomfield challenge MP on DLA cuts undermining paralympic legacy



Paul BlomfieldPaul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, today challenged David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions on how Government’s cuts to Disability Living Allowance will undermine the Paralympic Legacy. Paul also paid tribute to Team GB for their extraordinary achievements so far.

Paul Blomfield MP’s question to David Cameron was:

"The Prime Minister is right to celebrate the most extraordinary Paralympics ever, and the exceptional achievements of team GB. What will he then say to Baroness Grey Thompson, and to the other Paralympians who warned this week that his Government’s decision to cut Disability Living Allowance will prevent disabled people from participating in sport and threaten the legacy of the London Games?"

Speaking after PMQs Paul said:

"Not only did Cameron give an evasive and disingenuous answer to my question, but he completely failed to address the concerns of our Paralympians about his Government’s cuts to disability living allowance. His cuts to DLA risk the Paralympic legacy by preventing disabled people from getting involved in sport."

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