The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:32 pm on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Labour, Delyn 1:32 pm, 11th July 2018

Last week, on 5 July, following my question at Work and Pensions questions on Monday, the Secretary of State said that she had made an error and wanted to report it to the House—as reported in column 500 of Hansard. Why does my hon. Friend think that it took 48 hours for her to come to the House when a written apology, or an apology on the Monday or Tuesday, could have done the job? Was it because the National Audit Office published its report at 11 o’clock on Wednesday?