The welfare reform bill will affect millions of lives at their most vulnerable point – isn’t that worth proper scrutiny?
By Kaliya Franklin
The government is guilty of attempting to suppress welfare reform bill opposition in the Lords.
The welfare reform bill debate held in the House of Lords on Tuesday was in complete contrast to the bill’s passage through the Commons – constructive, eloquent, well attended and informed. Over 50 peers were scheduled to speak; the interest and strict time limits reflecting the levels of concerns across the House. Even those Lords who in principle fully support the bill had serious questions they wanted answered before the bill was passed.