Universal Credit

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 14th February 2011.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 2:30 pm, 14th February 2011

I thank my right hon. Friend. Does he agree that it cannot be correct that two people who choose to live together as a couple should be penalised by £30 a week in benefits? Surely it is better for people to stay together as a family and be able to care for their family together.