§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans she has to consult the Royal National Institute for the Blind on her review of disability living allowance expenditure. 
§ Mr. Denham
Disability benefits, including Disability Living Allowance, are included in the Department's Comprehensive Spending Review, which was announced on 11 June last year. The review is an important step in our plan to modernise and improve the Social Security system, so that it helps people to work as far as they are able; provides appropriate support to those who cannot work; and makes the most effective use of the resources available.
No decisions have been made. When we have identified specific proposals we will consult disabled people, their organisations, such as the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), and others with an interest. Ministers and officials have met with the RNIB on a number of occasions over recent months and have listened to their concerns which will be considered during the review. We will not implement any changes without first consulting on them.