Created: 14 February 2011
In questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Bob made clear his support for families and their right to be recognised in the benefit system. Bob asked the Secretary if he agreed that it surely cannot be correct that two people, who decide to live together as a couple, should be penalised by £30 a week in benefits. Bob urged the department to address the couple penalty when introducing the Universal Credit.
To read the quote in full, follow this link: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debate/?id=2011-02-14b.684.2