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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 27th February 2013.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill 11:30 am, 27th February 2013

With respect, I make no apology for returning to an issue that my colleagues have raised. A letter from my constituent reads:

“I am disabled, wheelchair dependent; suffer from brittle bones, require day and night assistance from Social Services and therefore I need a spare room on health grounds. I feel suicidal about this bedroom tax.”

Will the Prime Minister, in consultation with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, agree to put the needs of disabled people first and revisit what is turning out to be a disastrous policy for hundreds of thousands of disabled people and their families?