Alison Thewliss MP – Universal Credit statement – 23/11/2017


Alison Thewliss MP: The Secretary of State claims that universal credit is constantly improving and that he is responding to concerns Will he respond to my concerns, and those of the Child Poverty Action Group and others, that the Government are knowingly putting 200,000 children into poverty as a result of the two-child cap, that they know the two-child cap is having a disproportionate impact on religious minorities and that their vile rape clause is stigmatising women and, in Northern Ireland, putting them in danger? Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (David Gauke MP): We have of course put transitional protection into the system

The Honourable Lady represents a Scottish constituency; if the Scottish Government wants to provide support for third, fourth and fifth children, they can provide exactly that

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