The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:48 pm on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 1:48 pm, 11th July 2018

Madam Deputy Speaker, thank you for clearing that up—that we are discussing the Question as is on the Order Paper.

We are introducing a new benefits system to assist people into work in this new technological era—a system that will support people so that they can become more economically secure and progress in life. We are introducing universal credit to remove the problems of the old benefits system that we inherited and that put barriers in the way of people fulfilling their potential.