Spending Round 2019

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Chancellor of the Exchequer 1:43 pm, 4th September 2019

I will say two things on that to the right hon. Gentleman. First, as I said in reply to a previous question, for welfare and the DWP today’s settlement covers only day-to-day resource spending and, as he will know, most spending on benefits is not day-to-day resource spending. Secondly, to answer his question on how this spending round will help people in such vulnerable positions, what I have announced today underlines the fundamental economic strength, and that will bring more confidence, meaning our economy can continue to grow and continue to generate jobs—and jobs will always continue to be the best sustainable way out of poverty.