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Tax Credits

Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:48 pm on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Conservative, North East Hertfordshire 2:48 pm, 20th October 2015

Does the Minister not agree that the Opposition have completely ignored the background, which is that at the moment wages are rising at a rate of 3.5%? We are seeing wages rising. The policy is working and it would be wrong in those circumstances to continue to subsidise and act as a drag on wages by using tax credits in the way they have been used.