Universal Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Anna McMorrin Anna McMorrin Labour, Cardiff North

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the potential costs to the public purse of implementing changes to universal credit's automated systems in response to the High Court decision in R (Johnson, Woods, Barrett and Stewart) v SSWP CO/1552/2018.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

I understand that the Department for Work and Pensions is carefully considering the High Court’s Judgment and it is therefore not appropriate to comment on this case, which is a matter for the Department for Work and Pensions.

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