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Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:18 am on 3rd February 2015.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East 11:18 am, 3rd February 2015

I point out to the Minister that the reason why people are claiming this benefit at all is that they have fallen out of the work force. Often they have been through a period with their former employer in which they were trying to stay in the work force. We are not necessarily dealing with people who will find it easy to work under any circumstances.