North Lincolnshire MPs comment on Welfare Benefits Bill
MPs will vote over whether there should be a cap on benefits today.
The House of Commons will vote on the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, which would keep the benefit rises to 1% for three years from next April.
The coalition argues this is necessary to reduce the deficit.
But Labour, which opposes the cap, says it will result in a real-terms cut in support for millions of working people.
Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin said: "I am against the government's proposals to cut the support to people on low incomes.
"I think people need support in their hour of need.
"It is the wrong thing to do to help the local economy and is not a fair proposal.
"I fear this will increase pressure on hard working families in Scunthorpe and the surrounding villages who already have to cope on stretched budgets."
Barton MP Martin Vickers said: "I am supporting the government as I feel it is right and necessary that we bring welfare spending under control.
"There has to be a balance between an increase in wages and an increase in benefits.
"However we need to be mindful about the difference between people abusing the system and people at risk who desperate need it."