Petition - Universal Credit Roll Out

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:09 pm on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment) 7:09 pm, 20th November 2018

I rise to present a petition on behalf of the constituents of Glasgow South West, the most sophisticated electorate in these islands.

The roll-out of universal credit is being felt by the constituents of Glasgow South West, and the Glasgow South West food bank reports an increase in food bank usage of 23% since 19 September, when universal credit arrived in the Govan jobcentre.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of Glasgow South West,

Declares that the proposed roll out of Universal Credit in the city of Glasgow will have a devastating impact on communities across the city and will lead to increased foodbank usage and financial misery for some of the most vulnerable people in Glasgow.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department of Work and Pensions to halt the roll out of Universal Credit in Glasgow and fix it without delay.

And the petitioners remain, etc.