Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:23 pm on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Conservative, Enfield, Southgate 2:23 pm, 17th November 2016

The hon. Gentleman has talked about timing. I want to be more optimistic and give the Government an opportunity here. They are already responding to suggestions about an integrated approach in the Green Paper. We heard announcements yesterday relating to mental health and to homeless jobseekers facing sanctions. I hope that we can look forward to more announcements before April that will mean that we do not need to pause. Let us remain hopeful that we do not have to wait until April for the vision of the Green Paper to come to fruition.