Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review - Work and Pensions Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the Committee's inquiry page at

Wednesday 7 January 2015  Question number
Tony Wilson, Policy Director, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion, Philip J Connolly, Policy and Communications Manager, Disability Rights UK, Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association, Paul Farmer, Chief Executive Officer, Mind, and Matthew Oakley, recent independent reviewer of JSA sanctions Q1-41
Keith Dryburgh, Policy Manager, Citizens Advice Scotland, Professor Peter Dwyer, Professor of Social Policy, University of York, and Principal Investigator, Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change project, Nikki Hart, Blackpool Food Partnership Co-ordinator, Methodist Action North West, Chris Mould, Chairman, The Trussell Trust, and Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow Q42-83

Wednesday 21 January 2015
Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group, Lois Race, Service Manager, Welfare Benefits Information and Advice Team and Derbyshire Discretionary Fund, Derbyshire County Council, Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite, Durham University, and Fiona Weir, Chief Executive Officer, Gingerbread Q84-129
Ben Robinson, Head of Policy, Community Links, Steve Hughes, Head of Economic and Social Policy, Policy Exchange, Mark Serwotka, General Secretary, and Helen Flanagan, Vice-President DWP, Public and Commercial Services Union, and Professor David Stuckler, University of Oxford Q130-180

Wednesday 4 February 2015
Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Minister for Employment, and Chris Hayes, Director, Labour Market Strategy, Department for Work and Pensions Q181-330

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