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Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Part of Department of Health — End of Life Care – in the House of Commons at 6:07 pm on 2nd March 2016.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) 6:07 pm, 2nd March 2016

The hon. Lady will know from the Bill and the impact assessments the fiscal savings that will result from the measure. Fundamentally, we are making the change so that we can provide long-term support. For that reason, I think that all hon. Members will look forward to it.

We are committed to tackling the problem that too few people are moving off benefits and being supported into employment. There are economic, social and moral arguments for ensuring that those who are able to work can work, and that they are supported into work. Work is the most effective way to improve the wellbeing of individuals, their families and their communities.