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MHK says DSC Minister should go

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

North Douglas MHK John Houghton
North Douglas MHK John Houghton

A North Douglas MHK has attacked the Social Care Minister; describing him as ‘dangerous’ and saying he should be taken out of office.

John Houghton is angry with Chris Robertshaw over the handling of a new system of child benefit - which will come into operation in April.

Mr Houghton says he’s concerned about the impact on local post offices, as the application process appears to instruct claimants that they must have this benefit paid through a bank account.

The Minister says this isn’t the case, but changes do need to be made:

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