Mike said: "The Government’s introduction of regulations to amend PIP by negative statutory instrument is an unprecedented attempt to subvert an independent tribunal judgement by a Government with contempt for both parliamentary and judicial process."
"By shifting the goal posts, the Tory Government will strip entitlements from over 160,000 disabled people, money which the courts believe is rightfully theirs – an effective cut of £3.7bn. The Government also chose not to consult its independent Social Security Advisory Committee, as would have been normal in these circumstances."
"The latest Government figures show that two thirds of PIP judgements are being overturned in the courts, in favour of the claimant. This move to further restrict PIP is a step too far, even for this Tory Government."
"Labour will stand with disabled people, who have already borne the brunt of seven years of austerity, in fighting this injustice."