Parliamentary activity about Citizen’s Basic Income

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Date Department Forum Title
Wed 06 May 2020 HM Treasury Commons Chamber Universal Basic Income
6 speeches (389 words)
Found: Universal Basic Income <p> What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues
Mon 04 May 2020 Department for Work and Pensions Commons Chamber Covid-19: DWP Update
75 speeches (9,931 words)
Found: simpler universal basic payment with a longer view towards universal basic income. Millions have


Date Department or MP
4 May 2020, 10:31 p.m. Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party – Inverclyde)
Tomorrow I shall be making my case to the @CommonsBBCom for a debate on Universal Basic Income. I have cross party support from @theSNP @UKLabour @LibDems @TheGreenParty @Plaid_Cymru but no Conservatives @basicincome_uk @BasicIncomeScot @BasicIncomeOrg
6 May 2020, 2:09 p.m. Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party – Inverclyde)
The @CommonsBBCom would appreciate it if I could find people to speak against UBI in my requested debate. That is a perfectly reasonable request. Calling all MPs from all parties that don’t agree with a Universal Basic Income, do you want to debate it? @BorisJohnson
11 May 2020, 8:09 a.m. Caroline Lucas (Green Party – Brighton, Pavilion)
Essential workers struggling to survive on insecure, inadequate wages? UC unreliable, unfair &amp; slow? Others with nothing at all? This has to end Step 5: A Basic Income for all, guaranteeing security #GreenStepsToBetter More here
6 May 2020, 2:10 p.m. Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party – Glasgow North)
Despite packages of support for those affected by #COVID19, many people are still falling through the cracks. A universal basic income is an idea whose time has come – I’m disappointed that the UK govt continues to dismiss it out of hand. #UBI
6 May 2020, 8:09 p.m. Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party – Glasgow South)
Thanks to my colleague @ronniecowan for taking the time to talk to @CathcartSNP branch members about Universal Basic Income. Some robust debate about the nuts and bolts of the idea and how it would work in practice. Next week we have @ShonaRobison &amp; @jenjensuperjen joining us!
8 May 2020, 9:39 a.m. Dr Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party – Central Ayrshire)
@mandyj2000 We have already written to Chancellor to make JRS More flexible and all MPs will be dealing with 100s of constituents falling through the gaps – that is why we asked for a Universal Basic Income – to ensure everyone had enough to get through the crisis.
8 May 2020, 4:31 p.m. Margaret Ferrier (Scottish National Party – Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
When surveyed, people who received universal basic income instead of regular unemployment benefits reported better financial well-being, mental health and cognitive functioning, as well as higher levels of confidence in the future: Read more: