Universal Credit - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:30 pm on 13th July 2021.

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Bishop 12:30 pm, 13th July 2021

My Lords, I am saddened to hear about the phasing out of the £20 uplift in universal credit. Her Majesty’s Government have made a very positive step towards tackling childhood obesity with plans to ban junk food adverts before 9 pm but there is a clear link between poverty and obesity, particularly where financial constraints make cheap, high-calorie food more affordable than healthy alternatives. How then do the Government aim to improve access to healthy food for those on universal credit?