Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions
Iain Duncan Smith (Secretary of State, Work and Pensions; Chingford and Woodford Green, Conservative)
Universal credit is on time and on budget. This is so typical of the right hon. Gentleman. He knows that universal credit is a programme that will be introduced over four years. He needs to go and check his figures again. There is something rather pathetic about the way he pauses on little figures and seems to think that that spells something. Universal credit will do more to get people back to work and it will rectify the mess that the previous Government left. It is on time and it is on budget.