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David Cameron: Too many 'left for dead' on incapacity benefits

More than 80,000 people in Britain claim incapacity benefit because they are alcoholics, drug addicts or obese, the government says.

The Department for Work and Pensions said more than a quarter of those had not worked for a decade.

Prime Minister David Cameron said many taxpayers would object because they felt recipients should be "people who are incapacitated through no fault of their own".

  • 21 Apr 2011
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