Plaid Cymru's Hywel Williams MP has given his response to the Prime Minister's welfare reform comments:
David Cameron’s plans to cut housing benefits for young people under 25 are illogical and short-sighted.
Most young people getting help with sky high housing costs are actually in work. He says they should 'move back in with their parents'. How will this encourage young people to take work? And what if they have ‘got on their bikes’ and the family home is hundreds of miles away from their place of work?
Equally the Prime Minister’s pet project of regionalized benefits is plain barmy. This would further institutionalise poverty and create employment ghettos in which the existing lack of jobs, prospects and ambition would be intensified rather than addressed.
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