Universal Credit: Court of Appeal Judgment - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:31 pm on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Stedman-Scott Baroness Stedman-Scott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2:31 pm, 29th June 2020

I can tell my noble friend Lady Stroud that we have been amazed and pleased that the universal credit digital system has shown enormous resilience. We have had a 600% increase in claims, and the vast majority of people have been paid in full and on time. Without wishing to be disrespectful in any way, this would never have happened under the legacy system.