Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, made a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 11 November on welfare reform and announced changes to the welfare system.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions.
At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
Welfare reform workshop
Parliamentary Outreach is to provide a free legislation workshop for groups and organisations interested in welfare reform. The workshop is free to attend and open to any individual or organisation with an interest in welfare reform.