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Random drug testing for anyone claiming any kind of benefit.

Submitted on Saturday 19th November 2022

Rejected on Thursday 24th November 2022

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)

Petition Action

Random drug testing for anyone claiming any kind of benefit.

Petition Details

What I want the government to do is slash public spending on benefits by introducing drug testing on claimants. Anyone who gets benefits is usually called in to their local job centres once a fortnight on average. Every one of them should face a mandatory test. If they fall, benefits stopped .

Additional Information

Slash the benefits bill.
See a significant drop in drug use.
Use the money saved to give the NHS the wages they deserve. I’m a working man and I am subjected to drug testing so why should people get money for nothing not be subjected to it as well. We as taxpayers do not want our hard earned given to people to buy drugs.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

Petitions need to call on the Government or Parliament to take a specific action.

We're not sure exactly if you want to make negative drug tests a condition for claiming all drugs, or only a requirement for benefit claimants who have to attend a Jobcentre Plus. People claiming many benefits (for example, Carer's Allowance and Personal Independence Payment) do not need to attend a Jobcentre Plus, and it's not clear if you want negative drug tests to be introduced for people claiming these benefits.

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