Tory rebels are planning to put pressure on Universal Credit, where the U-turn has reached the “end of parliamentary road” after major amendments have not been selected for debate.
Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith and former Cabinet Minister Damian Green have sought to initiate a backbench backlash over the government’s plans to abolish the urgent £ 20 hike.
They worked on amendments to the law enacting a suspension of pension triple locks discussed on Monday night, and unless the minister promised to use the money saved to maintain a weekly rise of £ 20. I asked the MP to refuse.
However, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, chairman of the House of Commons, killed the last attempt at the rebellion by refusing to choose an amendment for the debate.
With the commons expected to rise for more than three weeks due to Thursday’s adjournment, there is little opportunity to vote more meaningfully on the rise before it is withdrawn at the end of the month.
Mr Green, a former minister and chairman of the Tories’ moderate “One Nation” group, said: Me: “This is the end of the parliamentary road.”
“I will continue to try to persuade the minister to mitigate the impact,” he added, but is not drawn to an example of how this can be done.
In a Commons debate on the triple-locking law for pensions, Duncan Smith said:
He said the point of the amendment was “to ensure that people of working age receiving support actually receive the right level of support.”