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Carers

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:35 pm on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Ann Clwyd Ann Clwyd Special Envoy to PM on Human Rights in Iraq 12:35 pm, 11th June 2009

My constituency has a very high percentage of disabled people, because of past industrial disease, and a very high percentage of elderly people. Many carers are being short-changed by an outdated benefits system, which simply does not recognise the enormous contribution that carers make to looking after people who need them to stay at home and give up their jobs in order to assist them. What does my hon. Friend have to say on that point?

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