Nick Clegg with Andrew Marr
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Clegg defends benefit cuts

Nick Clegg has defended the government's plans to cut housing benefit after Labour said they "threatened people's homes".

The deputy prime minister told the BBC Andrew Marr Show the plans would create more social housing.

He added that cuts were needed to tackle "a housing benefit bill which has gone up from £10bn to £21bn in recent years".

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  • 24 Oct 2010