Mr Robertson, who represents the people of Yoker, Drumchapel, Knightswood, Blairdardie, Whiteinch and Scotstoun, supported the Conservative Party proposal to introduce a cap on the amount spent on welfare.

It follows the Post’s front page story last week where Clydebank MP Gemma Doyle defended her voting record.

Critics have argued the move to limit what working families, pensioners, and those on disability benefits can receive from the government would plunge hard-up families from some of the most impoverished areas of Scotland further into poverty.

But on Monday Mr Robertson insisted nobody who was entitled to benefits would be left out and added that the new measures would allow him to hold the government accountable for their actions.

He said: “You can’t stop people getting benefits. If you’re entitled to it and you qualify, you get it. That’s the rules.

“The cap isn’t really a cap and it means when it’s reached the government has to come back to parliament and explain why it’s going to breach the limit they set themselves which is always a good thing.

“The truth is we are not capping anybody’s welfare. What we are doing is making sure that if the government spends too much they come back sand explain themselves. Any sane person would think that’s a good idea.

“I felt it would be stupid for anyone in opposition not to want the government to come back and explain what they spent.” Last week we revealed West Dunbartonshire MP Gemma Doyle had been criticised by some Bankies for supporting the idea to set future benefit limits at the beginning of each parliament — an idea floated by Chancellor George Osborne in his recent budget. The cap will include spending on the vast majority of benefits, including pension credits, severe disablement allowance, incapacity benefits, child benefit, both maternity and paternity pay, universal credit and housing benefit.

However, Jobseeker’s allowance and the state pension will be excluded.

Last week Ms Doyle again defended her decision, and said: “I disagree with many of this Government’s welfare policies.

“I believe that the Tories have made the wrong choices in office and are presiding over a system whereby we are seeing punitive sanctions being used to punish rather than help those on welfare.

“There is a great deal of misinformation circulating about this vote. This is not a cap on anyone’s individual benefits and it does involve any specific cuts to the welfare budget.

“Neither is it a Labour/SNP issue as Alex Salmond himself has said that a welfare cap is ‘a reasonable thing to have.’ “The next Labour Government will spend limited resources in a fairer way, and will tackle the root causes of poverty such as low pay, long-term unemployment and an inadequate supply of housing.

“I would urge anyone who remains concerned to contact me directly.”