Helen Goodman – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Helen Goodman on 2015-01-14.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on the implementation of the recommendations which the Government (a) accepted, (b) accepted in principle and (c) accepted and were already underway in its response to the publication entitled, Independent review of the operation of jobseeker’s allowance sanctions, published in July 2014.

Esther McVey

We have published our response to the Oakley Report and a copy can be found here:


We have accepted all recommendations made by the Oakley Report and we have already implemented a number of improvements. Our response sets out a number of target completion dates for recommendations made by the Oakley Report.