Within the Department for Work and Pensions, Lord Freud is the Minister with lead responsibility for Welfare Reform. He is also the Minister with lead responsibility for liaison with Ministers from the Northern Ireland Executive.
Lord Freud had discussions with the Nelson McCausland, Minister for Social Development regarding welfare reforms on
The Minister for Disabled People, my hon. Friend Maria Miller, has also had discussions with the Minister on various issues regarding welfare reform on
Department for Work and Pensions Officials are in permanent communication with their Northern Ireland counterparts on issues related to welfare reform.