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British citizens because they can demonstrate a commitment to the country. At the same time, it has stopped what was clearly becoming unsustainable.

I end with this. It is attractive to say, when first considering the matter, that there should be special arrangements for urgent payments in those cases, but the Government's opinion is that it would be wrong in

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principle to single out one class of claimants in the benefits system for special status or special treatment. There are a variety of arrangements--

The motion having been made after Ten o'clock, and the debate having continued for half an hour, Mr. Deputy Speaker-- adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order. Adjourned accordingly at three minutes past Eleven o'clock.

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