Ministerial role

Minister of State for Disabled People


In May 2015 the role of Minister of State for Disabled People was replaced by the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People.

The Minister of State for Disabled People is responsible for:

  • cross-government disability issues and strategy
  • Employment and Support Allowance, Work Capability Assessment and Incapacity Benefit Reassessment Programme
  • disability benefits (Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance)
  • carers
  • appeals reform
  • fraud and error (including debt management)

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Mark Harper

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. The Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP

    • 2013 to 2014


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  1. National Grid joins government’s Disability Confident campaign

    • Press release
  2. Independent Living Fund reappointment of Chair and Vice Chair of board of trustees

    • Press release
  3. Improved specialist employment scheme will double number of disabled people supported into work

    • Press release
  4. £100,000 boost for tech innovators seeking to improve disabled people’s lives

    • Press release
  5. Creating inclusive buildings and design

    • Press release
  6. 400 more disabled people in work every day

    • Press release
  7. Accessible Britain Challenge Awards 2015 shortlist announced

    • Press release
  8. Make every town Disability Confident: MPs called on to support disability employment drive

    • Press release
  9. DWP fraud busters win industry accolade

    • Press release
  10. Benefit fraud clampdown as maximum penalty to be more than doubled

    • Press release