Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:36 pm on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham 2:36 pm, 17th October 2018

No, I will not. I do not have time.

We must also ensure that we fully provide the ladder of opportunity to give a foothold to people and families who want to work and support them into work, as well as addressing the challenges in our welfare system. The task of this Government and the Treasury is well-versed, and I know that the Minister will not have to cover this point later. We must now ensure that we revert to the principles and purpose of universal credit, to bring back the independence, dignity and value of ensuring that work fully pays.