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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 24th October 2011.

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Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 2:30 pm, 24th October 2011

My hon. Friend has a good deal of personal knowledge of this issue. I refer him to the comments made by Lord Freud when it was raised during consideration of the Welfare Reform Bill in the Lords. He observed that this is a serious issue and that he is keen to ensure that we respond appropriately to that important point.