1 Viscount Hailsham debates involving the Department for Work and Pensions

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Viscount Hailsham Excerpts
Tuesday 4th February 2020

(4 years, 5 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Stedman-Scott Portrait Baroness Stedman-Scott
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I accept that people with cancer have enough on their minds without having fiscal worries. If the noble Baroness could give me the details of someone at Macmillan, the best I can do is invite them to the department to have a full and frank discussion about the issues. We will incorporate the remaining questions that she raised. All I can say again and again is that the department is reviewing these matters daily. I know that it cannot come quick enough for people, but we are listening and really researching the points the noble Baroness made, which are valid.

Viscount Hailsham Portrait Viscount Hailsham (Con)
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My noble friend said that those seeking a loan have to bring the appropriate papers. Would my noble friend be good enough to say what those papers are?

Baroness Stedman-Scott Portrait Baroness Stedman-Scott
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I am not able to give my noble friend a list off the top of my head but I am very happy to write to him. If people do not have the paperwork, they are not just sent away to get it—the work coaches actively try to help them to get it.