This week, a number of ‘estimates days’ debates took place in Parliament. These debates take place each year to discuss the level of public spending by government departments.
Huw participated in the estimates day debate on spending by the Department of Work and Pensions. He praised the department’s record of getting more people into work but spoke of the need to go further in helping those with terminal illnesses who face delays in receiving disability benefits. “I am very proud of the Government for what they have done in putting people into work and in targeting support,” he said, “but we still have individual policy areas that we need to fix and on which we should do better. We must never rest on our laurels.”
Watch the full speech below: