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MP appointed as Conservative party vice-chair wrote article in 2012 saying unemployed people should not have large families.
Tories accused of using royal engagement to bury bad news as welfare freeze remains for another 12 months from April.
More than 3,000 people have written to work and pensions committee in despair at system, many saying they have been driven to suicidal thoughts.
Tories welcome changes to hardship loans and housing benefit but Labour calls for welfare system rollout to be paused and fixed.
Three-hour parliamentary session to take place as pressure grows to reduce six-week delay before benefits payments begin.
Work and pensions secretary says all DWP helplines will become free, one week after Jeremy Corbyn asked Theresa May about issue.
Conservative MP calls on Philip Hammond to cut rate to allow people receiving in-work benefits to work more hours without facing such heavy tax.
Labour leader clashes with Theresa May over universal credit in first PMQs since party conferences.
MPs’ letter calls for extension of universal credit to be postponed until next year to avoid people suffering Christmas hardship.
Department for Work and Pensions unlawfully stopped people going to tribunal to challenge refusals, judges say.
Citizens Advice produces fresh evidence that new benefit is causing debt and financial insecurity among recipients.
Shadow health secretary pledges to ‘end Tory privatisation’ by reversing moves to bring private providers into NHS.
Labour raises alarm over number of people being turned down for personal independence payments.
PM urged to find more money in budget for patients with rare and complex conditions.
Commissioners for Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland write to Amber Rudd calling for government to do more to help child refugees.
Labour leader confronts PM with leaked text messages raising questions over Surrey’s surprise scrapping of council tax referendum.
Health secretary tells MPs only people with urgent health problems should be expected to be seen within that period.
Former Labour health secretary says redistribution of the new homes bonus means less money for some local authorities.
Postcode lottery revealed as government prepares to allow local authorities to bring forward council tax rises to avert crisis.
Theresa May’s spokesman says sanctioning obese people who refuse help is not under consideration after report dismissed idea.
Philip Hammond will attempt in the autumn statement to fulfil PM’s pledge to support families who are ‘just about managing’.
Consultation to be carried out as cost of treating long-term health conditions that prevent people from working reaches £7bn.