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Netherlands: 'It was reasonable' - Legal Protection minister on govt resignation02:53

Netherlands: 'It was reasonable' - Legal Protection minister on govt resignation

Netherlands, The Hague
January 15, 2021 at 19:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dutch ministers, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte were seen leaving after a meeting of the Council of Ministers, The Hague, Friday. The Dutch government resigned on Friday following a report of a scandal in which people were falsely accused of committing child benefit fraud.

"We all (the Council of Ministers) discussed the political question, and actually it was clear for everyone that with this hard report it was reasonable that the government takes the responsibility," said Minister of Legal Protection, Sander Dekker.

The government falsely accused families of committing child benefit fraud and wrongfully forced them to repay the money they received.

The Netherlands are set for elections in March.

Netherlands: 'It was reasonable' - Legal Protection minister on govt resignation02:53
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Dutch ministers, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte were seen leaving after a meeting of the Council of Ministers, The Hague, Friday. The Dutch government resigned on Friday following a report of a scandal in which people were falsely accused of committing child benefit fraud.

"We all (the Council of Ministers) discussed the political question, and actually it was clear for everyone that with this hard report it was reasonable that the government takes the responsibility," said Minister of Legal Protection, Sander Dekker.

The government falsely accused families of committing child benefit fraud and wrongfully forced them to repay the money they received.

The Netherlands are set for elections in March.