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Women’s Aid — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:59 pm on 14th March 2012.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Equalities) 2:59 pm, 14th March 2012

I absolutely agree with the hon. Lady’s analysis. Does she agree, therefore, that we ought to be alarmed that one of the features of the universal credit is that it will be paid to one member of a couple? That may increasingly mean that women in abusive relationships will not have independent income, which will increase the possibility of financial abuse.