Jobs and Social Security

Part of Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:46 pm on 28th November 2012.

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Photo of Iain Duncan Smith Iain Duncan Smith The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 4:46 pm, 28th November 2012

Guided by you, Mr Deputy Speaker, I shall simply tell the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill that he is wrong. I do not agree with his figures, and anyway, he served in government while the bill for welfare rose by 60% in real terms over the lifetime of that Government. Enough said: we took on a massive problem, and we have to deal with it.