Urgent question on Universal Credit: 5 July 2018

05 July 2018

Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field, asked an urgent question in the House of Commons on Universal Credit on 5 July 2018.

Frank Field's urgent question was responded to by Esther McVey, who stated that "the impact of those changes [to Universal Credit] is still being felt and the definition therefore cannot be that it has been fully taken into account by the NAO".

Frank Field followed up by asking for two further apologies on her statements on Universal Credit from the Secretary of State.  

Image: PC

Follow the @HouseofCommons on Twitter for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber. Please fill in our quick feedback survey to help us improve our news content.

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Communities and families, Income and poverty, House of Commons news, Commons news

Share this page

Related information

What are 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.

How to watch proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

More Parliament news