Universal Credit and Welfare Reform

Part of Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:07 pm on 11th September 2012.

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Photo of Iain Duncan Smith Iain Duncan Smith The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 4:07 pm, 11th September 2012

My hon. Friend was an excellent Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee—he is highly respected among Members on both sides of the House—and I absolutely agree with him. That is how I see my role. One thing I have done is brought into the system a red team, whose job is to go through and doubt everything I am told, and to ask questions. Being a sceptic and not believing are part of the process of delivering. I absolutely understand that. We are involving others in the process—that is our purpose.