Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
This week I questioned the UK Government on behalf of health and care workers in Newport East who discovered their Universal Credit had been deducted by the DWP after receiving their bonus payment from the Welsh Labour Government.
Speaking in Business Questions “I add to the shadow Leader of the House’s list of ways in which this Government are letting people down by saying that health and care workers in Wales were given a very well-deserved bonus by the Welsh Labour Government in recognition of their service and sacrifice during the pandemic, but this Government have chosen to take most of it away from those on the lowest incomes by reducing their universal credit? So may we have an opportunity to convey to Department for Work and Pensions Ministers just what a disgrace this is?”
You can read the transcript of the Leader of the House’s dismissive response here.