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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:35 am on 17th September 2015.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) 10:35 am, 17th September 2015

Will the Leader of the House revisit the question of whether we can have, in Government time, a full day’s debate on the recent changes in tax credits, following Tuesday’s wholly inadequate 90-minute debate? According to a detailed briefing issued by the House of Commons Library in the last few days, people earning just over £13,000 will lose £1,500 from their net incomes next year. We must debate these measures, and, in particular, debate the social consequences for families up and down the country who will be pushed into making difficult decisions on the basis of the cuts that will be made in their budgets.