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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

I am happy to study the particular case that the hon. Gentleman raises. Universal credit is available from day one—[Interruption]—and I stick firmly to my belief that the best route out of poverty is not benefits but work, and what this Government have achieved is record low unemployment and record gains in employment across the country. Wages are now rising—[Interruption.] They don’t want to hear it, but the truth is that wages are now rising for the low-paid as well.