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I thank my hon. Friend for raising that point.
We all agree on the founding, sound principles of this benefit, which is helping more people into work.
I have said that, under this benefit, what we sought to do was get more people into work, because that is the best way out of poverty, an
That is precisely why we brought in universal credit, which made sure that people could work each hour they wanted to work and were not t
When we came into office in 2010—and then in 2015 and 2017—it was really important for the country to take difficult decisions about what
My hon. Friend is always a good campaigner on these causes and we of course meet to discuss these matters.
As I have said both on TV and in the House, we took difficult decisions, as did the country, in 2015-16 because we had a benefits system
My hon. Friend is right. Work coaches are saying that this is the best system that they have ever had.
As I said earlier, I will not say exactly what I have been saying in private conversations, but the hon.