COMMISSIONER Lisa Townsend joined BBC 2's Politics Live panel in March to discuss some of the month's top stories.
During a lively 45-minute debate alongside Labour MP Fleur Anderson, Ellie May O'Hagan from the Good Law Project and the Telegraph's deputy comment editor Annabel Denham, Lisa tackled the cost of living crisis and childcare expenses.
She also argued that nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas - is strongly linked to anti-social behaviour, telling presenter Jo Coburn that "any of the residents in Surrey" will be "used" to seeing discarded nos canisters.
"I slightly take issue with the idea that it's relatively benign because we know that actually a lot of the side effects are really quite dangerous, including potentially death," she said.
"What we're seeing is an increase in road accidents, including serious and fatal accidents, where nitrous oxide has been a factor because somebody has been driving under the influence.
"We wouldn't accept that with alcohol or other drugs, and we shouldn't be accepting it here."
The Government have since announced a plan to ban possession of Nitrous Oxide and strengthen regulations on its sale as part of it's Anti-social Behaviour Action Plan.
The Commissioner said she welcomed a focus on retailers but was concerned that banning possession would place a disproportionate emphasis on the criminal justice system including police.
She said: "Further criminalising Nitrous Oxide shifts the focus away from a partnership approach that can address community harm from multiple angles. This needs to include education, more opportunities for young people and better support for victims."