Today is your last chance to question Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell over benefits overhaul

Do people have an automatic right to a life on benefits?

That is the issue the Government is tackling in its green paper which aims to get more people off benefits and into work.

And our readers have a unique opportunity to question the man who is drawing up the new plans – Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, James Purnell.

Mr Purnell is the latest subject in our collaboration with Yoosk – the website which puts you in contact with celebrities and public figures.

You have been asking - and voting for questions for the past week. Today (Monday) is your last chance to get involved before the top 10 most-voted for questions are put to the cabinet minister.

Click the icon below to see the questions which have been suggested so far, to vote for them and to suggest your own.

By asking the questions, you will have the chance to have your comments included as part of the consultation into the benefits reform.

The main points of the overhaul proposals are:

Incapacity Benefit to be abolished by 2013 and Income Support scrapped to be replaced by a simplified system of two benefits: Employment Support Allowance for those with medical problems which limit their ability to work and JobSeekers' Allowance for those who are fit to work.

Unemployed drug users will be denied welfare money unless they accept treatment to help them break the habit.

Lone parents with children aged seven or more will be expected to seek work.

A full copy of the green paper can be found at:

www.dwp.gov.uk/welfarereform/

The reforms signal a massive shake-up of the modern welfare system. Mr Purnell said the changes would put responsibility "right at the heart of the welfare state" and help transform the lives of millions of people across the country.

But you can get your voice heard now. Mr Purnell wants your views and questions. This is your chance to ask him about the new proposals.

How will they affect you?

Will the new system be fairer for all?

What is the purpose of the benefits system and how far should it go?

Click on the icon below to go to Mr Purnell's Yoosk profile - you will need to follow the simple Yoosk registration process the first time you visit.

Then you can put questions and vote for other suggestions.

We will submit the 10 most-voted-for questions to the Secretary of State.

His answers will then be published in the paper and online.

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