_78238980_72550512A welfare minister said a small group of people are “not worth the full wage” and could be paid £2 an hour.

Labour is calling for Lord Freud to stand down over the comments made at a conference fringe meeting which are thought to have been about disabled people.

The peer, who has been a minister in the Department for Work and Pensions since 2010, has “apologised unreservedly” for the remarks.