Clause 51 — Period of entitlement to contributory allowance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 1st February 2012.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East 2:00 pm, 1st February 2012

What I find so hard to understand in the argument the hon. Gentleman is presenting is that the very people he might be condemning—people who have not worked and have not had savings—will continue to get benefit. The people who are being damaged by this policy are those who have saved, who are working and who have tried hard.