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House of Commons Hansard
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22 October 2018
Volume 648

Universal Credit

The following is an extract from the Opposition day debate on Universal credit on 17 October 2018.

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In less than 10 months, my ministerial colleagues and I have met over 500 colleagues, charities and stakeholders; come to the House on 56 occasions; visited 46 jobcentres, service centres and pension centres; tabled 34 written ministerial statements; and appeared in front of Select Committees 12 times. My Department has published 637 responses to parliamentary questions, 153 pieces of guidance, 102 statistical releases, 30 research reports, and 23 consultations. We have gone to great lengths to be open. [Official Report, 17 October 2018, Vol. 647, c. 653.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the right hon. Member for Tatton (Ms McVey):

An error has been identified in my speech.

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In less than 10 months, my ministerial colleagues and I have met over 500 colleagues, charities and stakeholders; come to the House on 56 occasions; visited 46 jobcentres, service centres and pension centres; tabled 34 written ministerial statements; and appeared in front of Select Committees 12 times. My Department has published 2,637 responses to parliamentary questions, 153 pieces of guidance, 102 statistical releases, 30 research reports, and 23 consultations. We have gone to great lengths to be open.