Welfare Reform Bill — Report (5th Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:15 pm on 23rd January 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Meacher Baroness Meacher Crossbench 10:15 pm, 23rd January 2012

I apologise for interrupting the Minister. How does he feel that that will work if the partner into whose bank account the money is paid is an alcoholic and likes to spend most of the money, on a Friday or whenever it is, on alcohol, or a gambler, or somebody with mental health problems who is controlling and dominant and therefore gets the money paid into their account?