Welfare Reform Bill

Part of Tied Public Houses (Code of Practice) – in the House of Commons at 4:12 pm on 9th March 2011.

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Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Conservative, West Worcestershire 4:12 pm, 9th March 2011

I think that we have heard the Secretary of State put that on the record on a number of occasions.

There are a few debating points that have arisen in this debate, particularly from the Opposition, that I would like to address in my few remaining minutes. On savers, we can have a debate about whether someone with £16,000 in savings ought to be in the benefits system, but we should all recognise that the welfare system should focus on those on the lowest incomes and with the lowest savings. That is one of the difficult decisions that it is worth tackling, and the Bill does that.