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Welfare reform

LABOUR BACKBENCHERS spoke of their concern during questions over the increase of means-testing through the Government's Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill.

Poll for peers

TORY AND crossbench peers will urge ministers today not to press ahead with plans for scrapping the rights of hereditaries unless the measure is backed in a referendum.

Benefit cut

BRIAN IDDON, (Lab, Bolton South East), said Benefits Agency staff had not taken an agoraphobia sufferer seriously when they cut her benefits and then asked her to a back-to-work interview.