Living Standards

Part of Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:52 pm on 30th November 2011.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Shadow Minister (Education) 2:52 pm, 30th November 2011

Can we turn from history to current affairs? One of the key messages from the Government was that they were going to make work pay. Following from my right hon. Friend’s argument about how additional spending is being generated because of the failure of their policies, would he comment on the fact that in-work benefits for working households, such as housing benefit for those in work, have risen by 42% since the general election, as 115,000 more households have been forced on to in-work benefits?