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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 am on 20th June 2019.

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Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:34 am, 20th June 2019

The Government strongly share the sentiments expressed by the right hon. Lady that we should do whatever we can to improve the position of the low paid. That is why we have taken 3 million to 4 million of the lowest paid out of tax altogether since 2010 by increasing the personal allowance, and why we have worked hard to get the economy moving to the point at which real pay has been increasing for the last 19 months consecutively. It is also why this party brought in the national living wage and why we saw such an increase in the national living wage at the start of this financial year.