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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 4th May 2020.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Labour, Worsley and Eccles South 3:39 pm, 4th May 2020

During this crisis, the Government have rightly stopped recovering overpayments from universal credit recipients, but they are still deducting money from those who are given an advance payment. We need the five-week wait to be scrapped, so that people do not need advance payments. Will the Secretary of State confirm today that the Government will defer any recovery of advance payments until after the crisis has passed?