16. Apr, 2018

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A Holyrood session with Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has been disrupted after heckling from the public gallery.

The social security committee was halted twice.

SNP MSP Ben Macpherson's call for an apology from the UK minister over the impact of welfare reforms led to shouting from the audience about claimants who committed suicide.

Another suspension followed questioning on the so-called "rape clause".

Protests from members of the public over benefit cuts and the "rape clause" disrupted the session.
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