Universal Credit - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:36 pm on 18 April 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Browning Baroness Browning Conservative 2:36, 18 April 2023

My Lords, I declare a family interest in this Question. Over the next two years, people with long-term disabilities who currently receive employment and support allowance will be moved to universal credit, and there is already an acknowledgement that there will be some differences in the amount of money they will receive. What analysis has my noble friend the Minister and his department done to check whether that particular group—people with long-term, life-long disabilities—will not become part of the group we are discussing today, who cannot afford essentials?