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Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:57 pm on 22nd March 2016.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Labour, Leeds West 12:57 pm, 22nd March 2016

The new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions said yesterday, in his first statement, that the Government would not be making any further cuts to welfare during this Parliament, but later on he said that there were “no plans” to make further cuts to welfare during this Parliament. Will the Chancellor now confirm, for the sake of disabled people and others, that there will be no further cuts to the welfare budget in this Parliament?