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Minister makes statement to MPs after National Audit Office says she misinterpreted report

Ester McVey, the work and pensions secretary, has been forced to apologise to parliament after making misleading statements about the government’s faltering welfare changes.

The MP for Tatton’s statement followed the release of a damning letter from Sir Amyas Morse , who told the minister she had misinterpreted a report by the National Audit Office on universal credit to make it look as if the new welfare system was working well.

It was the first time Whitehall’s independent spending watchdog had released personal correspondence with a minister, and it has highlighted the tension between the Department for Work and Pensions and the NAO over McVey’s statements.

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The Guardian

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