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Bedroom Tax

Volume 563: debated on Monday 20 May 2013

I am pleased to be able to present the petition on behalf of residents of Scunthorpe on the impact of the bedroom tax, particularly in the light of headlines over the weekend reporting the huge leap in demand for emergency hardship handouts for tenants as a result of this pernicious policy.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that the spare room subsidy or ‘bedroom tax’ is an unjust and immoral tax on the most vulnerable in society.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to abolish this tax.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.