Victory for sanctions enquiry

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Reposted from Change.org

Few of us, I am sure, can forget the tragic and appalling death (by DWP sanctions) of  David Clapson

https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-hold-an-inquiry-into-benefit-sanctions-that-killed-my-brother

His sister, Gill Thompson took to Change.org to petition David Cameron for an enquiry into the benefit sanctions that killed her brother.

Whilst dealing with her own grief, Gill amassed a huge 211,821 signatures for her petition, the result of which informed the DWP select committee enquiry (see link to report below)

It is interesting to note, that the Labour party have committed to accept all the recommendations in the DWP select Committee Inquiry report.

14 Apr 2015 — Dear All,

On 24th March the DWP Select Committee Inquiry’s findings and recommendations were officially published.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmworpen/814/814.pdf.

There are also attachments to the witnesses’ written evidence including David’s story.

It proves a rather hard read with page 56-62 listing the recommendations (26 in total).

I record below some of…

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