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Welfare Reform Bill

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what safeguards she plans to put in place to ensure that those who are paid benefits in error under the provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill will not be subject to the sanctions proposed by that Bill if enacted; and if she will make a statement. (274347)

In cases where benefit has been paid in error then, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill, sanctions would not apply.