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Social Security Benefits: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL11399, tabled on 14 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate any link between the ‘two-child limit’ restricting the amount that families can receive in social security benefits and the reported rise in the number of abortions among women with two or more children.

Answered on

23 December 2020

DWP has made no such plans or assessment.

This is an uncertain time for families which is why DWP have taken unprecedented steps to support incomes and help with living costs. The support available through the welfare safety net reflects the fact that the majority of households in Britain (85%) have two or fewer children.