Sheila Holt’s harrowing story was told in the Mirror a fortnight ago. Today the minister for disabled people said: “That family has every right to be angry”
The minister for disabled people apologised “unreservedly” today to a woman pursued by the Work Programme even though she is in a coma.
Sheila Holt’s harrowing story was told a fortnight ago in the Mirror’s Real Britain column – and has twice been raised in the Commons by her MP Simon Danczuk.
Mike Penning’s apology came at the end of an historic three-hour debate calling for the government to properly assess the effect of welfare changes on Britain’s 11 million disabled people.
He said that he would personally look into every case raised today by MPs in the House – and offered his personal apology to the family of Sheila Holt.
“That family has every right to be angry,” he said.