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Part of Welfare Reform and Work Bill – in the House of Lords at 11:00 pm on 27th January 2016.

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Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 11:00 pm, 27th January 2016

Perhaps I should not have personalised it.

The reason this idea of choice does not work is that it is too attractive for a landlord to have an AAA income stream. That is why the solution of the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, cannot work. It is a retrograde step away from claimants being job-ready. We know that we need to give an enormous amount of help to people with budgeting, and we are doing so. We are looking to social landlords to help us with that, and many are doing a great job. But I am afraid that I must ask, with some passion, that the noble Baroness withdraw this amendment.