Friday 10 February 2017 / 3:29 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

An arbitrary cap on the number of children the Government will support is not only cruel, but is bad policy – Abrahams

Debbie
Abrahams MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary,
commenting on a
letter from the Social Security Advisory Committee addressing the Government’s
policy to limit child tax credits to two children, said:

“The
Social Security Advisory Committee is right to raise very serious concerns over
Tory plans to limit child tax credits to two children.

“An
arbitrary cap on the number of children the Government will support is not only
cruel, but is bad policy.

“Requiring
survivors of rape to justify themselves in this way constitutes an unacceptable
extension by the Government into deeply sensitive areas of women’s lives.

“That’s
why Labour is calling on the Tories to scrap this pernicious policy before it
takes effect in April.”

ENDS