John Spellar MP Opposes Means Testing Pensioners Benefits
“No means test for bus passes” - that was the clear message from Warley MP John Spellar. This follows press reports that Work and Pensions Secretary, Ian Duncan-Smith, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are all pressing to abolish or impose a means test on a range of benefits for pensioners.
John Spellar MP said:-
“I warned before the election and have reinforced the message recently. The Tory-led Coalition Government are hell bent on means testing the bus pass. This is a vital lifeline for millions of pensioners. It enables them to get out and about and lead active lives. If this disreputable shower tries to attack it they will have a fight on their hands.”