Tomorrow, there will finally be a debate in the House of Commons, followed by a vote on whether parliament will insist that the government carry out a cumulative impact assessment.
The government have repeatedly refused, claiming that it's just too difficult. Yet, what's this? Mark Hoban, boasting that this government pioneered cumulative impact assessments? In reply to a question just a few days ago (5th July) he said,
Mark Hoban (Fareham, Conservative)
The Government regularly produces analysis of the cumulative impact of all coalition changes, including working-age benefits, on households across the income distribution. This information is published at every Budget and other major fiscal events, in the interests of transparency. The most recent update was published with the spending round 2013 on
The publication of cumulative impacts is a coalition initiative and was not produced by the previous Administration.
All coalition changes Mr Hoban? But not disability? Because it's "too difficult"?
What a happy coincidence someone sent me this just in time! Now the government has no reason at all to refuse to carry out the one cumulative impact assessment we've begged them to do! As it's a coalition initiative and everything.
Please, write to your MP before tomorrow and ask them to attend the debate (Wed 10th July after PMQs, vote at 16:00) and to vote in favour of a cumulative impact assessment.
You can find their email address here : http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
*Don't forget to add your name and address at the bottom as many MPs won't respond unless they can be sure the message is from a constituent.*