Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
In your printed guidance "Understanding your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment", it states "You'll need to provide your own recording equipment, which must be able to provide two identical copies on CD or cassette at the end of the consultation".
Please provide me with any internal records (including emails, meeting minutes, memos, chat transcripts, internal notes about how this guideline is to be implemented by assessors, etc) related to the development and application/implementation of this particular decision (that is, the decision that only CD or cassette machines would be acceptable; any material pertaining to the fact that digital recording devices would not be acceptable; and the requirement that copies should be able to be provided immediately).
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