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Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:37 pm on 20th July 2015.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Shadow Minister (Treasury) 6:37 pm, 20th July 2015

The hon. Gentleman is being generous in giving way. He made a point about making work pay. I raised a point with my right hon. Friend Stephen Timms about carers and the benefit cap. Some 5,000 carers will be affected by the benefit cap. The hon. Gentleman is talking about making work pay, but many carers cannot work. Does he agree that carers should therefore be exempt from the changes?