Davidson critical of rape clause 'misinformation'
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Ruth Davidson says rape clause 'misinformation is deeply damaging'

Scotland's Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson has voiced criticism over what she has called "deeply damaging" misinformation on the so-called rape clause.

Reforms of the welfare system which came into force in April mean child tax credits are now capped at two children.

A clause in the new rules means mothers who have a third child as a result of rape can be exempted - but would have to provide evidence to do so.

Ms Davidson told the BBC:"I think some of the misinformation which has been put out about this is really deeply damaging, I think it scares people.

"This is about ensuring that people in extreme circumstances are not penalised for those extreme circumstances and they are not dragged into a system that they are exempted from."