The Benefit System, Welfare to Work

– Welfare reform Bill clears hurdle

The Welfare Reform Bill has cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons.


The Bill received its second reading after MPs voted by 308 to 20, a Government majority of 288.

A Labour motion criticising the Bill called for fuller consultation but was defeated by 317 votes to 244, a Government majority of 73.

1 Comment

  1. How sad teh government did not listen to legitimate criticisms of teh Welfare Reform Bill. Now charities and campaign groups will have to resort to public campaigns in the hope of the government in making a last minute U-turn.

    Fear not, all is not lost yet – they are well experienced in that behaviour and seem to be very good at walking backwards

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