New Clause 2 — Childcare

Part of Welfare Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 8:00 pm on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester 8:00 pm, 13th June 2011

It seems extraordinary that Ms Buck, with whom I sat on the Work and Pensions Committee, does not recall the stream of anecdotal evidence from our constituents about how many women are at home on benefits because they have worked out that under the current system it is impossible to take a job and be better off. The whole concept of work paying, which drives this Bill, must surely unite Members on both sides of the House.