In a lot of cases it was family and friends paying for beneficiaries to travel for a holiday, Bennett said.
What do the family and friends think?
That it's OK for them to pay for holidays but the taxpayer can fork out for food, power, rent etc. I thought social security was supposed to be the last port of call (excuse the pun). Based on Paula Bennett's observation, there are probably a good many beneficiaires with families who could give them a great deal more practical and financial support but it's neither convenient nor comfortable to do so. Easier to leave it to the faceless collective.