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Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:46 pm on 5th February 2016.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 1:46 pm, 5th February 2016

I welcome the hon. Lady’s desire to have evidence-based policy. Surely she will recognise that it must be the first duty of the Government to let us know how many non-UK nationals are currently accessing these benefits. I have put down parliamentary questions on the issue and received answers to the effect that the information is not available.