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Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism there is for liaison between staff in Jobcentre Plus offices and local general practitioners on provisions in the Welfare Reform Bill relating to drug users. (272084)

[holding answer 30 April 2009]: Under the provisions, problem drug users will be required to agree a rehabilitation plan with a specialist contracted programme provider. Any need to liaise with medical practitioners as a result of this will only be done with the consent of the individual concerned.