Benefit sanctions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1417
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In light of the dramatic increase in the number of Londoners affected by benefit sanctions, including almost one third that are successfully appealed, will you call on the Government to urgently review their use?

Answer

Answer for Benefit sanctions

Answer for Benefit sanctions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am not planning to call on Government to review the use of benefit sanctions and I am supportive of the Government's necessary welfare reforms.