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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:42 pm on 12th April 2000.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Opposition Whip (Commons) 3:42 pm, 12th April 2000

Mr. Davey, at my post office in Blockley, tells me that what is really threatening his viability is the fact that a circular being sent to all claimants informs them that their benefit must be paid through a bank account. It does not tell them that, if they wish to continue to receive it in cash, they must opt out of the present system. If they do opt out and continue to have the benefit paid in cash, Mr. Davey's transaction payment will be cut from 12p to 1 p. That is what is threatening his business.