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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 Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton 3:39 pm, 4th May 2020

I am pleased to hear that the Secretary of State is fixing some of the glitches in universal credit—a system that many of us thought was woefully inadequate, and we have perhaps the biggest unemployment increase since the ’30s on the way. Will the right hon. Lady consider the matter in the round and do two small things: relax the savings threshold, because many people losing their businesses find that prohibitive; and replenish some of our reservoirs for discretionary housing payment in Ealing? A housing crisis was already under way in Ealing, Acton and Chiswick, and it is only getting worse.