Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion

– in the House of Lords at 8:51 pm on 13th July 2015.

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Moved by Baroness Sherlock

That this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Social Security Advisory Committee’s Report of June 2015, to delay the enactment of the Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 until Universal Credit is fully rolled out (SI 2015/1362).

Relevant document: 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Photo of Baroness Sherlock Baroness Sherlock Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Opposition Senior Whip (Lords) 9:03 pm, 13th July 2015

My Lords, in the absence of suitable reassurances from the Minister, I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Division on Baroness Sherlock’s Motion

Contents 135; Not-Contents 124.

Baroness Sherlock’s Motion agreed.

Division number 6 Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion

Aye: 133 Members of the House of Lords

No: 122 Members of the House of Lords

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

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Photo of Baroness Sherlock Baroness Sherlock Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Opposition Senior Whip (Lords) 9:14 pm, 13th July 2015

Before we move on to the next business, and in the light of that result, will the Minister make a statement on how the Government propose to handle this issue?

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

My Lords, I will not make a statement but I repeat what I said—namely that I will come back to the House at the appropriate time. I think that I set a precedent last week in finding a way to keep noble Lords informed about what is happening. I will keep noble Lords informed about how this policy is going down.