The Prime Minister needs to bring in a universal basic income

Prime Minister's Questions
18 March 2020
Volume 673

Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West) (Lab)
On the matter of “whatever it takes”, it takes more than three-word slogans, and in this case it takes a bit of war socialism. We need to get money into the pockets of the workers. Has the Prime Minister seen early-day motion 302, ​which I have proposed, about bringing in a temporary universal basic income to support workers and get money to where it is needed?

The Prime Minister
I hear the hon. Gentleman loud and clear. He echoes a point that was made by the right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford). Of course, that is one of the ideas that will certainly be considered.