Liam Byrne MP
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Labour 'In favour of cap on benefits'

The government has been defeated in the Lords in a vote on its plans for a £26,000-a-year household benefit cap.

Lib Dem, Labour and crossbench peers backed a bishop's amendment by 252 to 237 that child benefit should not be included in the cap.

Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne told Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman Labour are in favour of a cap on benefits, but want more safeguards written in.

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