In our second petition Debbie & I call upon the House of Commons to accept the Recommendations of The Work & Pensions Select 3rd Report Monitoring the Perfomance of DWP 2012/13 and the Public Administration Committee 1st Report and Ensures Minsters and others present statistics in a way that is fair, accurate and “unspun”.
Today the Government’s response to the report is out; unsurprisingly Government is general agrees with the recommendations but not without denying the DWP doesn’t already do this?
Governments response includes many claims:
DWP is very careful about the language used when referring to benefit claimants, making clear that it is the system itself that has for too long trapped people into a life of welfare dependency.
DWP statistical releases are produced and published separately to and independently… Great care is taken by our statisticians to ensure the statistical releases are.. balanced and impartial…
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