Jobseeker's Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensures that in cases where jobseeker's allowance claimants are sanctioned, local authorities suspend housing benefit only in cases where it is appropriate to do so.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

I refer the Hon. member to the reply given to the Rt Hon. Member for East Ham on 5 January 2015.

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