Sep 272009
 
 September 27, 2009  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Controversial government plans to allow Jobcentre staff to “order” benefit claimants to undergo tests for drug and alcohol dependency are in breach of European law and unlikely to work, according to leading addiction charities.

The proposals, outlined in the welfare reform bill, which is due before the House of Lords next month, are part of a major government drive to reform Britain’s benefits culture and save taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

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