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Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:23 pm on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2:23 pm, 20th October 2015

That is absolutely incredible. We have answered that point in the media and in articles, and I do not need to keep going over that ground. The hon. Gentleman might want to respond to the 3,000 families in his constituency who will be hit by these changes, and say how he will reply to institutions that have done hard research into these matters. The Government have chosen to carry out no impact assessment for what has been described as an “array of statistics”. This debate is about people’s lives, and the hon. Gentleman should stand up for his constituents, just as Labour Members will do when voting in the Lobby tonight—[Interruption.]