Covid-19: Social and Economic Inequalities - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:13 pm on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat 1:13 pm, 26th October 2020

My Lords, one matter that can be tackled immediately is that of free school meals for kids in the holiday season. If Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can manage it, why cannot England? We also had long-term inequalities even before the pandemic. How can one person be worth £7,000 a day, when another just manages to get £7,000 a year? We need somebody like William Beveridge, who led the great revival and change in 1942, which brought in the welfare state and National Health Service. Will the Government consider setting up a new commission that will bring about more equality?