Welfare Reform Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:47 pm on 10th February 2009.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) 4:47 pm, 10th February 2009

The evidence that we were given earlier suggested that most single parents would like to get back into work, and we all accept that. The difficulty is with those who will not engage with the system. What would be your answer about them? Should we leave them and their children in workless families, with the effect that will have on their children as they grow up?