Benefits cap: Labour spent 'like drunks', says IDS
8 January 2013 Last updated at 22:04 GMT
The government has won a crucial vote in Parliament on plans to limit annual increases in working-age benefits to 1% for the next three years.
MPs rejected a Labour bid to block the proposals by 328 votes to 262 after five hours of heated debate.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith criticised the last Labour administration, accusing them of "spending taxpayers' money like drunks on a Friday night".