17 March 2016
What: Yvette Cooper, who was work and pensions secretary when the Stephen Carré PFD report arrived from coroner Tom Osborne, tells Disability News Service that she never saw the report. She says: “When a coroner makes a serious assessment like this, it needs to be acted upon as swiftly as possible”. She criticises the “appalling” failure of Conservative ministers to act on the report.
Why significant: Cooper was the minister who would have had responsibility for acting on the Stephen Carré PFD report if Labour had not lost the May 2010 general election.