See below Duncan Smith’s furious response to Frank Field’s letter (chair of the Work and Pensions Committee) about mounting evidence of deaths of social security claimants while Duncan Smith has been in charge.
A spokesperson for DPAC said “The response about why DWP does not collect data about claimant deaths is bullshit. If there is any doubt that welfare reform is causing death it should be checked. Look at the Francis inquiry into NHS deaths as an example, the DWP could do this – they don’t want to “
Another spokesperson for DPAC said ” if the polite inquiry from Frank Field sets IDS off like this, just wait till he sees what DPAC has in store for him later on this year “……. watch this space for more information on that in the coming weeks.
So finally we see some angry scrawl at the bottom of the page – we can’t read it, so if anyone wants to have a go at deciphering it, please send it in via the comments below this post. And if there are any graphology experts out there who want to have a go at analysing IDS’s state of mind when he wrote that scrawl – we would love to hear from you via email email@example.com