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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 185276, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who determines whether a paper presented to the Universal Credit Programme Board is a below the line item and therefore not automatically deposited in the Library after two years.

Answered on

28 April 2021

In accordance with the Universal Credit Programme Board publication strategy deposited in the House of Commons library on 1 November 2018 (http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2018-1083/Letter_-__Future_Publication.pdf), all papers, including those which are below the line and circulated to Board members for information only and not subject to discussion, are deposited in the Library after two years, twice yearly and in 6 monthly batches. A below the line paper does not require a decision by Programme Board. An example of this would be an update following a previous decision paper sent to Programme Board.