The number of those coming off the DPB since part-time work requirements were introduced had increased by 22 per cent over the past year - to more than 3,500 people.
Part-time worktesting when the youngest child is six was introduced in September 2010.
Here are the DPB totals for each quarter over the past year:
June 2010 111,689
Sept 2010 112,765
Dec 2010 112,865
March 2011 113,077
More people going on the DPB than leaving.
(While that conference was taking place so was another meeting of the Alternative Welfare Justice group and supporters. The organiser was the Catholic Social Justice Agency, Caritas. Expect rumblings from that today. The NZ Herald Social Issues reporter did not report on the conference Bennett attended so he may have been at the other.)