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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th May 2014.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central 11:30 am, 13th May 2014

Last week, I met a disabled Sheffield grandmother who helped her two daughters to stay in work by looking after her grandchildren a few times a week, but two of her three bedrooms were deemed surplus by the Government. In tears, she told me that she could not make ends meet because of the bedroom tax. The Deputy Prime Minister is trying to distance himself from the Conservatives, but why not on the bedroom tax, which was only voted through with his support?