Universal Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Alistair Darling Alistair Darling Labour, Edinburgh South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) when he expects universal credit to be paid through all Jobcentre Plus offices in the city of Edinburgh;

(2) when he expects universal credit to be available through all Jobcentre Plus offices in Great Britain.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave to Ian Lavery on 2 September 2013, Hansard, column 252W.

Universal credit will progressively roll out in a carefully managed and controlled way from October 2013, with all those who are entitled to UC claiming the new benefit by 2017.

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