Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 3rd April 2019.

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

As the right hon. Gentleman knows, as we have been rolling out universal credit, we have been making changes to it. One of the early measures we took when I became Prime Minister was to change the taper rate. We have since abolished the seven-day wait. We have ensured that we have taken action to make it easier for those who are transferring on to UC in relation to their housing benefit. But, crucially, there is only one way to ensure that we sustainably deal with the issue of poverty—