Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire) (Lab): The House of Commons Library note on the personal independence payment has a large section on how seriously injured armed forces personnel and veterans will be affected. The Minister’s statement was silent on that. Will she outline how that group will be affected and,
most importantly, will she define what is meant by “seriously injured”, because unless that is clearly defined they could simply be weasel words?
Esther McVey: I thank the hon. Lady for her question. That was not in my statement because it will come under a separate system under the Ministry of Defence. The support will be there and it will come through a different system.
13 December 2012