Benefits Uprating and Welfare Reform

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:34 pm on 6th December 2005.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 3:34 pm, 6th December 2005

I congratulate my hon. Friend on being part of a Government who ended the historic link between poverty and old age—a truly magnificent achievement. May I, in the same vein, ask him to provide us with a few more details on the warm homes grant extensions, particularly for the installation of central heating in the properties of pension credit recipients who do not have such heating? Will applications have to be made, or will attempts be made to reach such properties and ensure a more automatic system?

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Robert Naether
Posted on 18 Mar 2008 12:56 pm (Report this annotation)

Then why are people at 60 or 65 being sacked when they want to work on, why is the law not changed to allow people to stay in work no matter what the employer wants