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Universal Credit: Barrow in Furness

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Barrow and Furness constituency he expects to have transferred to universal credit by 1 January 2015.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

I refer the hon. member to the Written Ministerial Statement made by my Rt. Hon. Friend, Iain Duncan Smith on of Monday 13th October 2014.

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-vote-office/2014-October/13th%20October/17.DWP-welfare-reform.pdf.

DWP are not setting targets for numbers in receipt of Universal Credit at various points in time. Final numbers will vary according to a number of factors such as the economic circumstances over time and behavioural change of claimants.

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