Working Tax Credits

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:23 pm on 30th November 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East 4:23 pm, 30th November 2011

I am very grateful to the Minister for giving way. If we accept for a moment the premise of her argument—tough times, difficult choices—is it not all the more important to have the closest regard to fairness, the point that my hon. Friend Bill Esterson was making? How can it be fair to target these working people in the way the Government are doing?