Social Security Benefits: Children

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Lister of Burtersett Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the documentation for the application of the family test to the policy to limit means-tested financial support to the first two children in the family, in line with the Department for Work and Pensions' guidance on the family test; and if not, why not.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Government has fully considered the family test criteria as an integral part of the policy development process. The published assessment of impacts of the measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill incorporates these considerations.

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