The Welfare Reform Bill was presented to Parliament on 16 February 2011. This is known as First Reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.
This Bill will be on the Order Paper for a Second Reading debate on 9 March 2011.
The Bill is described as:
A Bill to make provision for universal credit and personal independence payment; to make other provision about social security and tax credits; to make provision about the functions of the registration service, child support maintenance and the use of jobcentres; and for connected purposes.