Iain Duncan Smith will be called to answer questions by the Work & Pensions Committee at 4.30pm on Monday 9th December

He will be held to account on two main issues:{jcomments on}

· Universal Credit: This session will follow up the findings of the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee reports on Universal Credit, which have since been published.

· DWP statistics: The Committee held an oral evidence session with DWP officials on 10 July to examine the way in which benefit statistics are released to the media. This session will provide an opportunity for the Committee to put points raised in that session to the Secretary of State.

And he will be invited for further questioning on the annual report in the New Year:

· DWP Annual Report & Accounts 2012-13: Publication of the DWP Annual Report and Accounts (ARA) for 2012-13 was expected at the end of June but has been delayed. Publication is now expected in the next few weeks. The Committee’s normal practice is to hold an oral evidence session with the Secretary of State and Permanent Secretary on administration and expenditure issues arising from the ARA. Given the importance of focusing on Universal Credit in the session on 9 December, the Committee intends to hold a further session, to cover wider aspects of DWP’s performance, in the new year.

Watch the select committee meeting 9th December


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