Universal Credit — [Geraint Davies in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:42 pm on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Peter Grant Peter Grant Scottish National Party, Glenrothes 2:42 pm, 19th April 2017

I am listening with considerable concern to the hon. Lady’s account of what the universal credit roll-out is doing to her constituents. My constituents are due to suffer the same fate in December 2017, which means that, with the six-week non-payment period, a lot of them will face the entire Christmas and new year period with no source of income at all. Does she agree that at the very least the roll-out should be suspended, and that the best result would be to follow the Scottish Government’s request to stop this process immediately, fix the problems and then continue with expanding it or rolling it out, if that is the right thing to do?