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New Clause 15 - Repeal of Tax Credits Regulations 2015

Part of Welfare Reform and Work Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 10:00 am, 20th October 2015

My hon. Friend is making a very powerful speech. Has she read the article in the British Medical Journal last week, which looked at the impact on child poverty? It stated that an extra 200,000 children will be plunged into poverty, but it also looked at the effect on child health. The UK already has the highest rate of child mortality for under-fives, which can be directly attributed to the additional child poverty that is faced in this country. The implications of this are really significant.