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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 16th January 2019.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

I referred earlier to figures on the number of people in absolute poverty, which have reached record lows under this Government, but the hon. Gentleman talks about people who are in work. The Government have taken a number of steps to help those people: we have cut taxes for 32 million people, increased the national living wage and frozen fuel duty. Unfortunately, however, in the case of so many of those measures, which we took to give financial help to people who are just about managing—the sort of people he is talking about—the Labour party opposed them.