PM says some steps in welfare may undergo revision

Prime Minister Nečas –who is under fire for his party’s election debacle - has said the government may review some of the labour ministry’s decisions in the sphere of welfare payments. The prime minister said that the introduction of the so-called S-card – and electronics card for welfare payments – was a case in point. The card has come under fire by the opposition and those eligible for welfare support who say they would lose money on it. TOP 09 leader Karel Schwarzenberg also said on Monday he would be in favour of tempering somewhat the social impact of the government’s reforms. Labour Minister Drábek, who is leaving office at the end of the month in connection with the bribery scandal surrounding his deputy, said it was possible to back-track on any of the ministry’s projects –the question was who would pay for the money wasted.