Duncan Smith and Grayling silent over links to WCA suicide reports | DisabledGo News and Blog

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Ministers and senior civil servants are refusing to say if they approved documents drawn up following the suicides of two disabled men that were connected to flaws in the government’s “fitness for work” test. Last week, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) claimed it had unearthed a “draft” report that was written in response to questions raised by the death of Stephen Carré in January 2010. DWP claimed the report was drafted in the autumn of 2010, following concerns raised by coroner Tom Osborne, but could not confirm if the document was seen by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith or employment minister Chris Grayling. It has now confirmed that the file on Stephen Carré only contains the department’s draft response to the coroner’s report – known as a Rule 43 letter – with no indication of which officials or ministers saw it in 2010. The department has…

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