March Letter from Paula Bennett: Payment Cards "Rob Freedom Of Choice"
On Wednesday in Parliament the Labour party referred to a letter written by Social Development Minister Paula Bennett in March on the subject of paying all benefits in the form of a special credit card with restricted purchases.
The letter suggests such a system would be unnecessary, cumbersome and contrary to a "key principle" of the benefit system.
This weekend the Government announced plans for youth benefits to be paid on a restricted card.
Labour have released a PDF copy of Ms Bennett's letter.
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