Work and Pensions secretary IDS has confirmed to Rachel Reeves that he won't take part in the planned Labour debate on the "bedroom tax" , ITV News understands.
There are a number of demonstrations against the policy planned around Westminster to coincide with the debate.
Shadow secretary for work and pensions Rachel Reeves is calling for MPs to vote on a labour motion to repeal the policy.
A number of MPs from the Midlands will take part in an opposition day debate on the abolition of the 'bedroom tax' today.
Jack Dromey MP for Birmingham and Erdington will speak at the debate today and Geoffrey Robinson MP for Coventry will vote today to abolish the tax.