Motion to Take Note

Part of Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit) (Existing Awards) Regulations 2010 – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 20th July 2010.

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Photo of Baroness Thomas of Winchester Baroness Thomas of Winchester Chair, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee 6:15 pm, 20th July 2010

I was interested when the Minister said that the programme would be a challenge for Jobcentre Plus offices. That is probably the understatement of the year. I was a bit worried when he said that they will move cases around the network. I hope that that will not be done quite as it sounds-it sounds a rather curious thing to do-and that there will be a lot of telephone recruitment. I hope that it will all work.

I end by saying that my noble friend Lord German had the right phrase when he said, "It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it". That should be applied to the regulations. I am most grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken in this debate; I look forward to the Minister's reply by letter, if he has not been able to answer some of the questions.

Motion agreed.