From Paul Burstow MP, the Minister for Care Services.
From Community Care: "One in three disability living allowance (DLA) claimants think it unlikely that they will be able to work if their benefits are cut under government plans, a poll has found. The survey by Essex Coalition of Disabled People found 57% of claimants fear their benefit may be taken away and two-thirds felt felt their level of support would be reduced."
Marbury reflects on the coalition's situation: "In past periods of Conservative rule, moods of anti-government protest often helped the Lib Dems as much as, and sometimes more than, Labour. The early signs from the current parliament are that Labour will be the overwhelming beneficiary if the coalition stumbles."