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Conservative Council Leader Quits Over `Lie Detector' Tests On Benefit Claimants | Welfare News Service

The Conservative group leader at Cornwall council has quit her post over the use of "lie detector" tests on people claiming benefits.

Fiona Ferguson, who was responsible for corporate resources at the unitary authority, cited concerns about the use of voice risk analysis (VRA) software. In her resignation letter to Jim Currie, Tory leader of the council, Ferguson warned that using VRA would not help the council to pursue fraud and would be "extremely damaging to our reputation".

She added: "It is clearly right that Cornwall council takes a strong line against people who deliberately mis-claim tax benefits but in this case I am more concerned about the impact on the vast majority of honest claimants."



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 at 08:41:45 PM EST
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Waterboarding claimants is coming, you can feel it

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jan 23rd, 2013 at 04:28:52 AM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jan 23rd, 2013 at 04:45:54 AM EST
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