Universal Credit: Managed Migration

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:47 pm on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 6:47 pm, 22nd July 2019

I simply do not recognise the hon. Gentleman’s characterisation either of my ministerial colleagues or of the intention of universal credit. The hon. Gentleman describes his jobcentre in some detail, and I expect he knows some of the work coaches who do such a remarkably good job engaging with individuals and trying to help them into work. I ask him to remember that before he describes the system as not fit for purpose. The former system was not fit for purpose, with six different benefits from three different places and no personal interaction. Universal credit is much more positive for his constituents and for mine.