Work and Pensions Committee

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:55 pm on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee 1:55 pm, 8th February 2018

I am immensely grateful to my hon. Friend for that question, because the central part of any business case for universal credit is that there will be a movement from benefits into work. We know the Government have no up-to-date data on that, yet they are pressing ahead. That is why I asked the Economic Secretary to the Treasury not to sanction further cash for this programme until the Department for Work and Pensions has produced a business case.