Created: 20 October 2011
In Business questions, Bob made very clear his commitment to the right to protest and the right to demonstrate peacefully but drew a distinction between these legitimate forms of political action and the growing encampment outside St Paul’s Cathedral. A number of these protestors are receiving state benefits that are given on the basis of constant availability for work. It is clear that whilst camping on the streets of London these claimants are neither looking nor available for work. As such, Bob as the Leader of the House what action the Government is taking to withdraw those benefits from people who are resident there.
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