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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 6th May 2020.

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Photo of Mhairi Black Mhairi Black Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland)

Given that the Government are refusing even to discuss universal basic income, I was glad to see them at least recognise the need for an increase in universal credit entitlement. However, no such increase has been announced for employment and support allowance. Does the Prime Minister have plans for a similar increase in ESA, and if not, can he explain why he feels that people who are sick or have a disability require less support at this time?