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Welfare reforms under spotlight

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a debate today on reforming the Welfare system.

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'A long overdue debate' - Wales Office minister

Wales Office Minister David Jones MP has been defending the Prime Minister's decision to open up debate on the future of the benefits system. Mr Jones said,

He's highlighted concerns that all politicians will recognise. People are becoming increasingly resentful of benefits that seem to penalise hard work and thrift. He's not prescribing but is opening up a long overdue debate. We expect other parties to contribute constructively.

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