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‘Welfare cash cards’ can help reduce the benefits bill and stop people buying booze and fags with taxpayer’s money

This morning Alec Shelbrooke, Conservative Member of Parliament for Elmet and Rothwell, positively doused himself in glory by delivering a 10-minute rule bill that will prove more offensive to the Left than the campaign against Trade Union Pilgrims. The Bill for Welfare Cash Card is designed to stop welfare claimants buying what Shelbrooke deems “NEDD”… Read more »

No beer on benefits: Tory MP wants those on benefits banned from buying “unnecessary items”

People on benefits should be barred from buying fags and booze, according to a Tory MP who was branded “vile” today. Alec Shelbrooke, the MP for Elmet and Rothwell, wants claimants to be given a welfare cash card to stop them from buying “unnecessary items.” His legislation would apply to all people on benefits –… Read more »

MP: Ban claimants from buying booze

Benefits claimants should be banned from spending their state handouts on cigarettes and booze, a Tory MP has controversially claimed. Alec Shelbrooke told the Commons those receiving payments should be given a welfare card which would work like a chip and pin debit card. But crucially it would not work if claimants tried to use… Read more »