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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons) 10:39 am, 18th July 2019

I am very grateful, Mr Speaker. Thank you very much. I am quite thrown now.

The Leader of the House may be aware that this week the Disability Benefits Consortium has highlighted the devastating impact of welfare changes on disabled people. The report highlights how disabled people have lost benefit payments of an average of around £1,200 each year as a result of Government changes. May we have an urgent debate on how we can change our benefits system to ensure that we actually help disabled people, rather than push them further into poverty?