Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th December 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party 12:00 am, 13th December 2017

Last week I tabled a written question to the Chancellor, asking for the evidence behind his extraordinary claim to the Treasury Committee that disabled workers are responsible for the UK’s productivity problems. Last night I received his written answer; unsurprisingly, there is no such evidence for that claim. It is disgraceful that he has so far declined to express any regret, so will the Prime Minister take back control and order the Chancellor to withdraw his remark and apologise for inaccurate and offensive comments?