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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:40 am on 5th July 2018.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 10:40 am, 5th July 2018

I did not know my hon. Friend also spent his formative years in Liverpool. There are so many Conservative Members who spent their formative years and grew up in Liverpool. [Interruption.] I smile because there are so many of us even in this Department.

My hon. Friend is quite right. This is what we are about: getting more people into work, which we have done—and significantly so. Now we are reaching out to help even more people, significantly so.