Topical Questions

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 4th March 2021.

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Photo of Mary Foy Mary Foy Labour, City of Durham

A recent report by the Disability Benefits Consortium said that many disabled people faced a choice between heating and eating during the pandemic and stated that unless legacy benefits were uplifted in line with universal credit, it would be “discriminatory”. Does the Secretary of State therefore feel that the Chancellor’s refusal to do this has discriminated against disabled people while undermining his job to tackle food poverty?