Universal Credit - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 pm on 9 March 2017.

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Photo of Lord McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 11:15, 9 March 2017

My Lords, is it not the case that it is not just the architecture of universal credit that is creating problems but its administration, as the Select Committee in the other place determined? I understand that, when asked about the sometimes fractious relationship between the DWP and the Treasury over universal credit the noble Lord’s predecessor said that,

“there were times when one’s view about the Treasury was totally unprintable”.

Does the current Minister have any such inhibitions?