Inflation - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:08 pm on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of Lord Howarth of Newport Lord Howarth of Newport Labour 3:08 pm, 23rd May 2022

My Lords, we know that there is worse to come, but do we not need decision and action now? The cost of living crisis is with us now, hitting the poorest the hardest, with one in five households already in fuel poverty and 2 million adults who cannot afford to eat every day. Does the noble Baroness understand that bromides do not warm or feed anyone? Procrastination is inexcusable and it is insufferable that action is delayed because of bickering between No. 10 and No. 11. Will the Government immediately increase benefits in line with actual inflation?