Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Peter Dowd (Bootle) (Lab): Does my hon. Friend recall that in the summer the Department for Work and Pensions was forced to admit to having invented quotes from fake benefit claimants, which meant that its sanctions leaflets had to be withdrawn pretty quickly?

Debbie Abrahams: My hon. Friend makes a valid point. That is one of the reasons why we need an independent review to investigate such matters.

 

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