David Clapson: MPs to launch benefit sanctions inquiry, after 211,000 sign sister’s petition

Department for Work and Pensions select committee inquiry follows death of ex-soldier after jobseeker’s allowance stopped http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/23/benefit-sanctions-investigated-mps

“More than 211,000 people signed a Change.org petition started by Gill Thompson after her diabetic brother, David Clapson, 59, was found dead in his home.”

‘No one should die penniless and alone’: the victims of Britain’s harsh welfare sanctions “He had an empty stomach, and just £3.44 to his name.” http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/03/victims-britains-harsh-welfare-sanctions

David Clapson

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