Petition update

Published!! Today Iain Duncan Smith's DWP published the "death stats"

maggie Zolobajluk
Kingston upon Thames, ENG, United Kingdom

Aug 27, 2015 — The DWP has finally bowed to public demand and has published the "death stats" in actual numbers as well as "Age-standardised mortality rates"

I hope that The House of Commons now debates these stats as was requested in The House on July 21st.
I am also hoping an independent public inquiry is opened into all deaths that have occurred after benefits have been stopped, including those who have been sanctioned and those who are left without funds whilst appealing a "fit for work" finding.

I would like to thank you all from Mike and myself for your support - you have been relentless in your pursuit of the truth. Without you we feel that The Government would not have published the actual figures.

I would also like to thank all the MP's who have stood with us, especially Debbie Abraham, Marie Rimmer and their back room staff.

A big thanks goes to the News Media, especially The Mirror and The Huffington Post who helped us with publicity.

Finally I would like to thank Mike Sivier, who lodged the FOI request and has been very supportive of this petition.

Mike has published a breakdown of the stats - you can read it here:

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/08/27/known-number-of-deaths-while-claiming-incapacity-benefits-nears-100000/

THANK YOU


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