On 21 June, Kevan spoke during the Work and Pensions Secretary’s Statement on Universal Credit and Welfare Changes.

During the Statement Kevan asked the Secretary of State, Esther McVey:

“Having visited the DWP offices in Stanley and Chester-le-Street in my constituency, can I agree with one thing that the Secretary of State said and say thank you to the staff for their work? However, a real fear has been raised with me by constituents who have poor IT skills. What more can we do to support these individuals and also to expand access to IT, because many libraries have been closed or have introduced restricted hours, which is a stumbling block for a lot of those individuals”