Either they have no shame or an odd sense of irony.
I pick up the Evening Standard on the tube and discover the following item.
DWP announced the latest figures on sickness benefit claimants who had been found " fit for work". Trumpeting the results they suggest that more than a million people on benefit are able to work. And yet again DWP fail to mention that 4 in 10 will succeed on appeal.
Steve Webb MP is quoted as saying the figures show many people are able to work with the right support.
But what does Steve Webb MP have to say on the main report today on this very issue?
What do DWP make of the select committee report ? It was not referred to in above press release, yet the release of these figures is one of the problems the Select Committee complain about.
Did officials not give Steve Webb MP this report? Had the press Department not spotted it?
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