Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 2nd December 2016.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North 9:34 am, 2nd December 2016

I join my hon. Friend Michael Tomlinson in congratulating the hon. Lady on securing an admirable turnout among her colleagues. She wrote in The National on 16 July:

“If we must have a sanctions regime”.

To be absolutely clear, is the hon. Lady’s position that she would prefer not to have a sanctions regime at all?