Tax Credits (Working Families)

Part of Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:05 pm on 7th July 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 4:05 pm, 7th July 2015

The hon. Lady is making a powerful case. Like many others, I have been inundated by constituents who are really frightened by the impact of these cuts. One wrote to me saying:

Child Tax Credit allows people to get over difficult times which happen despite working hard, and cuts will end up forcing more people into poverty”.

Does the hon. Lady agree that these cuts will be counter-productive as well as deeply cruel?