Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to reports that the DWP has been forced to terminate A4e’s Mandatory Work Activity contract in the South East, said:
“After 8 arrests at A4e the shambles in DWP contracts is now spreading.
“We demanded that the Government came clean about these contracts months ago.
“Now we hear they have been forced to cancel a contract vital to helping get people back to work just as Britain has hit a double dip recession made in Downing Street.
“The Government must now stop hiding performance information about the rest of its giant private sector contracts and publish so that Parliament can see whether public money is being well spent.”