Universal Credit: EU Nationals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of EU nationals is eligible for universal credit in those areas in which that benefit is being trialled.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The information is not available. The Department published its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit in September 2013. As outlined in the strategy, officials are quality assuring data for Universal Credit and formulating a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future.

These statistics will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

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