Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:38 pm on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham 12:38 pm, 17th November 2016

The hon. Gentleman will recall the commitment that was made to increase support for disabled people to get into work as a quid pro quo for the benefit cut. Does he agree, however, that it appears that the Government now propose to spend less on employment support for disabled people than has been spent on the failed Work programme? Surely they should be spending more, not less.