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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 luxuries like fags and booze with benefits cash in welfare revolution

BENEFIT claimants will be banned from spending handouts on fags and booze under a proposed welfare revolution. The radical plan would see social security money paid on to special credit cards that can only be used to buy essentials like food and clothes. The “welfare cash cards” could also pay for travel and heating but… 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 »