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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire

I would like to put on record my thanks to the Secretary of State for listening and changing her approach to managed migration. I think we will see a step change in how vulnerable claimants feel about their security under universal credit. I have given her a list of other areas of UC that need improving. I urge her to look at one area that will completely revolutionise how people feel about the system—the five-week wait has got to go. If we make the advance payment the first payment rather than a loan, we will see food bank usage and the whole system transformed immeasurably.