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Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:17 pm on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Graham Jones Graham Jones Labour, Hyndburn 5:17 pm, 20th October 2015

I find the hon. Gentleman’s comments bizarre. This matter is close to home for me. My son and his wife are on tax credits. He does over 40 hours a week, and she is retraining and doing 12-hour bank shifts. I have a granddaughter who is going to suffer a cut of more than £100. Can the hon. Gentleman explain to me how they can retrain any more than they are, where they are going to get extra hours when they are both doing nearly 50 hours, and the impact that that has on my granddaughter? The hon. Gentleman is out of touch.