Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill

Part of Parliament (Amendment) – in the House of Commons at 7:56 pm on 26th October 2010.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Treasury) 7:56 pm, 26th October 2010

The hon. Gentleman is saying that benefits should be targeted rather than universal and that they should be for a very specific purpose-that the state should dictate what the benefit money is spent on, which contradicts what he said earlier about the nanny state. Given his support for targeting benefits, how does the hon. Gentleman justify the Government's continued support for winter fuel allowance?