Peter Dowd MP is concerned that the sanctioning process is failing and must be reviewed.
The recent National Audit Office report into benefit sanctions found that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is not doing enough to find out how sanctions affect people in receipt of social security and could not conclude that the DWP is achieving value for money. There is also evidence of a link between the increase in sanctions and the rise in food bank use.
Peter took part in the parliamentary discussion on the issue on 2nd December 2016.
You can find all 6 of Peter's contributions here: