Topical Questions

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The hon. Lady will be aware that the £118 a week is an average over eight weeks, and it will swing about whether people are eligible or not. I have tried to make it clear to the House, reinforcing the comments of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Health Secretary, that people who are working will not be penalised because they cannot work in this regard. We continue to work across Government to bring forward the necessary legislation or other changes required.