Urgent Question on Universal Credit: 9 July 2014

Urgent Question on Universal Credit: 9 July 2014
09 July 2014

Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions, Chris Bryant, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Wednesday 9 July, on whether the Department for Work and Pensions’ business case for the implementation of Universal Credit has been approved by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, responded to the question on behalf of the Government.

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About Urgent Questions

At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.

The relevant government department would be informed at once.
If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked after that day’s Question Time.

Once the MP has asked the main question, they are allowed to ask a supplementary question. Other MPs will then be called to ask further questions on the same subject.

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