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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 28th January 2013.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2:30 pm, 28th January 2013

The Minister will have read about the cases of Becky Bell raised by my hon. Friend Mr Wright and of Angel Hooper, the disabled child whose parents have been told that they will lose £20 a week because her specially adapted room will not be shared with another family member. They are two of the 660,000 families being told they will have to fork out extra or move under the bedroom tax. Will he confirm how many one-bedroom properties will be needed for people to downsize to as the bedroom tax kicks in?