Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 3:56 pm ar 6 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister without Portfolio 3:56, 6 Chwefror 2024

The hon. Member has raised a point about redundancy payments, and that is fundamentally what we are talking about. Severance pay is a redundancy payment, in that Ministers can be turfed out of office without any notice of termination and without any proper consultation. They have been given what would otherwise be called redundancy payments. I entirely agree that people have accepted those redundancy payments, just as Labour Ministers did when the Prime Minister changed from Blair to Brown, and just as Labour Ministers did when Labour went out of office in 2010.