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Community campaigner says welfare cash cards 'divisive'

A Conservative MP is calling on the government to introduce a pre-paid welfare cash card.

Alec Shelbrooke suggests it should be given to people on benefits to control their spending and stop them from buying alcohol, cigarettes, satellite television and gambling.

The cards would not apply to people claiming disability benefits or carers allowances.

Community campaigner Lesley Pullman, from Manchester, gave her reaction to BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast.

  • 30 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK
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