Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 12th June 2013.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Minister (Treasury) 11:30 am, 12th June 2013

This week, Newcastle city council has revealed that rent arrears have increased by more than £550,000 since the bedroom tax was introduced in April. Furthermore, 60% of affected households are falling into arrears. When will the Prime Minister admit that this devastating policy risks costing more than it saves?