It's claimed the controversial new benefit Universal Credit which is being trialled in the North West could leave the benefit system more vulnerable to fraud.
A report by the Communities and Local Government Committee says the computer system won't be able to detect if several people make a housing benefit claim for the same property.
Universal Credit is being trialled from one Job Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne and will be rolled out nationally later in the year.
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Staying wintry. Sleet & snow showers dying out Friday. Continued risk of ice. Cold north wind by the weekend but dry with sunshine for many
The Met Office "Be Aware' for snow on Thursday has now been extended until Friday morning, and includes the risk of icy stretches
A number of schools have closed across the North West due to the poor weather. Get the details here.