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The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has given his response to David Cameron's speech on the welfare system.
Speaking during a visit to Sheffield's Children's Hospital, Mr Clegg said: "David Cameron was speaking as a leader of the Conservative Party about his own personal ideas about the kind of things he would like to see happen after 2015.
"He is entirely free to do so, as is any leader of any political party."
The Prime Minister is considering a proposal to introduce regional welfare levels - so that people in areas where pay is lower also receive lower benefits.
David Cameron's official spokesman briefed reporters on the idea before it was removed from the final text of his speech on welfare earlier today.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said:
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber has given his reaction to the possible welfare changes the Prime Minister outlined in a speech earlier today.
Staff at the Asda distribution centre near Dartford were given the chance to talk to Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of his speech about welfare reform.
Some of the staff members spoke about their struggle to get on the property ladder. You can watch video of this here.
Staff at the Asda distribution centre near Dartford were given the chance to quiz the Prime Minister earlier. They spoke frankly to David Cameron about how difficult it is to get on the property ladder. Listen to the full report at ITV Meridian.
Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports on David Cameron's radical welfare reform proposals:
Andrea Meek, 23, who has a two-year-old son Thomas, wants to study for a degree in Tourism Management.
However, she says if she goes to university she will lose her income support and housing benefit and have to live off a student loan - which she says would not provide her with enough money to pay rent and support her son
Andrea says she is left in a "no win situation".
Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech on welfare at Bluewater in Kent that there is a "culture of entitlement" in the UK. He says the Government inherited a "mess of perverse incentives, mind-numbing complexity and real unfairness".
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Prime Minister David Cameron has attacked the "culture of entitlement" in a major speech on the UK's welfare system.