Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 3rd July 2019.

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Photo of Marie Rimmer Marie Rimmer Labour, St Helens South and Whiston

Prime Minister, a constituent of mine—a single mum who has worked for the Department for Work and Pensions full time over 30 years—has been forced to take part-time work to support her child, a severe sufferer of Down’s syndrome, from childhood to adulthood. Because of the confusing rules in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs on working tax credits for such workers, she has been forced to extend her mortgage and go part time. Will the Prime Minister please help to resolve this issue? My constituent will not be the only person in the country in that situation.