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Parties battle over welfare reforms


The Department for Works and Pensions has the biggest spending debt out of all the government departments.

Almost half of its spending goes to state pension payments, and the rest on benefits.

Shadow secretaries for Work and Pensions, the Liberal Democrats' Steve Webb and the Conservatives' Theresa May, and Labour's welfare minister Jim Knight, outline their parties' welfare reform plans.


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