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Esther McVey 'clueless' about the Bedroom Tax

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MP Esther McVey has come under attack once again by disability groups surrounding the ongoing controversy over the Bedroom Tax.

McVey was asked by Labour MP Frank Field how many people with disabilities had been affected by the changes – She was unable to answer the simple question!

Mr Field criticised the Government’s Welfare reform plans by saying: “Evidence on the ground suggests that a large proportion of tenants affected by this nasty measure are disabled people in wheelchairs, who receive DLA and live in homes that have been adapted to meet their needs.

“The Government needs to wake up to the severe hardship and distress its ‘reform’ is creating for disabled people in wheelchairs.

Trying to support the tax a response from the Department for Work and Pensions stated: “We’ve given councils £190million to help people in difficult circumstances manage benefit changes and some of this funding has been specifically targeted at people who have adapted their homes - like wheelchair users.”

We guess the reply didn’t come from McVey!