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Should benefits Be Paid In Vouchers

Submitted on Monday 22nd August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Should benefits Be Paid In Vouchers

Additional Information

I believe that benefit payments should be made by way of vouchers / food stamps and not cash. The vouchers should be redeemable only against necessities (food, clothing, utility bills etc) and should not be redeemable against any alcohol or tobacco products.

The purpose of benefit payments is to allow an individual to purchase the necessities, NOT for them to spend the money on alcohol and tobacco. These are luxury items which the tax payer should not be expected to fund.

I believe the government should make a fundamental change to the system and ensure these items are not available through the use of benefit money.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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