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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, today wrote to Iain Duncan Smith, urging him to come clean on his use of statistics after reports that figures he claimed in the House were supported by the ONS were actually from findaproperty.com.

Douglas Alexander said:

"Iain Duncan Smith should be more careful about his use of statistics.

"We want to have a grown up debate with the government about their policies but that requires confidence in the statistics used by the DWP.

"He should now come clean and identify once and for all the true source of these statistics."

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