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 Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Liberal Democrat 12:30 pm, 13th July 2021

My Lords, the Minister keeps talking as if this is only for people out of work and the solution is to find work. However, this support goes to people on low incomes, including those in work. The level of support is now lower in real terms than it was 30 years ago, and the lowest as a proportion of wages it has ever been. Will she reflect on the fact that every single Conservative Secretary of State for Work and Pensions since 2010—all of the former Secretaries of State—believes that this cut should not take place?