HC Deb 04 July 1986 vol 100 c1286 9.39 am
Mr. Max Madden (Bradford, West)

I beg to ask leave to present a petition signed by Mr. John R. Ellis of Park Road, Bradford 5, and 1,745 of my constituents. They are petitioning against the Government's Social Security Bill, arguing that it will reduce the incomes of poor families, including pensioners and the unemployed. Figures were recently produced which showed that 19,000 households in my constituency, including those of pensioners, the sick and disabled, single parents, the unemployed and low-income families will lose income, and that 2,700 households, including, in particular, pensioners will lose more than £5 a week if the Social Security Bill becomes law.

The petitioners, who include many pensioners, pray that your honourable House will oppose the Social Security Bill.

Indeed, they are demanding that the Bill be scrapped.

To lie upon the Table.