HC Deb 17 November 1997 vol 301 c79W
18. Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will make a statement on her review of social security payments and proceedings with particular reference to the treatment of the poorest members of society. [14647]

Ms Harman

Reforming the welfare state to tackle poverty and welfare dependency is a key priority of the Government.

We believe that work, not welfare, is best for people of working age, and we are already transforming the Social Security system to provide opportunities to work so that people can provide a better life for themselves and their children.

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