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23/01/2012

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 23 January 2012

Susan Hulme with the day's top news stories from Westminster .

Tonight the government faces robust criticism in the House of Lords over its planned welfare changes.
The government says it is determined to impose a cap on the amount of benefits any family can claim in England, Scotland and Wales.
Ministers reject the suggestion that thousands of children could be forced into poverty by the change.
Some members of the Lords, including Church of England Bishops oppose the plan - and want child benefit excluded from the cap.

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