Theresa May, who was appointed shadow secretary of state for work and pensions last week, has agreed to answer questions from ConservativeHome
readers. Leave your questions below or email them to us and we’ll put a broad selection of
them to Theresa and then publish her responses.

Her brief covers a wide range of policy areas, with the DWP taking responsibility for, among other things, welfare reform and the whole range of unemployment and incapacity benefits, pensions reform, the labour market, employment programmes such as the New Deal, disability legislation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Health and Safety Executive.

The comments thread is now closed and we will publish Theresa May’s replies to a selection of your questions very soon.