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Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Volume 764: debated on Monday 13 July 2015


Moved by

That this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Social Security Advisory Committee’s Report of June 2015, to delay the enactment of the Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 until Universal Credit is fully rolled out (SI 2015/1362).

Relevant document: 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

My Lords, in the absence of suitable reassurances from the Minister, I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Before we move on to the next business, and in the light of that result, will the Minister make a statement on how the Government propose to handle this issue?

My Lords, I will not make a statement but I repeat what I said—namely that I will come back to the House at the appropriate time. I think that I set a precedent last week in finding a way to keep noble Lords informed about what is happening. I will keep noble Lords informed about how this policy is going down.