New Clause 1 — Repeal of Tax Credits Regulations 2015

Part of Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Programme No. 3) – in the House of Commons at 1:06 pm on 27th October 2015.

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Photo of Hywel Williams Hywel Williams Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Europe), Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Development) 1:06 pm, 27th October 2015

Surely the answer to the first question from Mark Spencer is that tax credits must ensure a decent, reasonable standard of living. Such standards have been defined over many years by large numbers of people in research institutions—I will not trouble the House with those matters now, but they are well understood.