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.”
Notes to Editors
- Today (Wednesday) Thérèse Coffey, Work and Pensions Secretary, spoke at the Work and Pensions Select Committee https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/d8df2ad7-4c03-45be-a922-b077d4c0e537