Challenge over disability

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SHEFFIELD Central MP Paul Blomfield has challenged the Prime Minister on cuts to Disability Living Allowance which he claims will risk ‘undermining the Paralympic legacy’.

Labour politician Mr Blomfield also paid tribute to Team GB for their ‘extraordinary’ achievements so far in the games.

He said: “The Prime Minister is right to celebrate the most extraordinary Paralympics ever, and the exceptional achievements of team GB.

“What will he then say to Baroness Grey Thompson, and other Paralympians who warned this week that his Government’s decision to cut Disability Living Allowance will prevent disabled people from participating in sport?”

The Government is tightening eligibility criteria for DLA.