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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:48 am on 25th July 2019.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:48 am, 25th July 2019

The hon. Gentleman, I am sure, knows that people can get a 100% advance on universal credit on day one, and as he knows—[Interruption.] Labour Members want to scrap universal credit, and I hear what they say, but the old welfare system kept people trapped in benefits. Two hundred thousand people are going to be lifted out of benefits and into work thanks to universal credit, and it has added massively to the incomes of 700,000 families across this country.