Wednesday 16 October 2019 / 12:31 PM Margaret Greenwood / Work and Pensions

Two-child limit – Margaret Greenwood responds to Thérèse Coffey’s comments

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to Thérèse Coffey’s comments at the Work and Pensions Select Committee, said:

“It is breathtaking that against all the evidence Thérèse Coffey refuses to accept the two-child limit is a cause of child poverty and has failed to give any commitment to end the benefits freeze.

“The two-child limit is not ‘sensible’ as the Secretary of State claims, but a cruel policy that sends a message that one child matters more than another because of the order in which they are born.

“Labour will end the benefits freeze, scrap the two-child limit and the benefit cap, and make tackling child poverty the priority it should be once again.”

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