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Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke introduces Bill for Welfare Cash Card, to stop claimants buying cigarettes and alcohol

This morning in the Commons, Alec Shelbrooke, the Member of Parliament for Elmet and Rothwell introduced a Bill calling for the introduction of a Welfare Cash Card to prevent welfare claimants from buying what Mr Shelbrooke called “NEDD” (Non-Essential, Desirable and often Damaging) items, including cigarettes, alcohol, paid television and gambling. This would apply to… Read more »

‘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 »