MPs have secured an emergency debate on Universal Credit after the Commons backed a motion calling for its rollout to be paused.

Shadow work and pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams said the vote last week, by 299 votes to zero, was a “serious rebuke” to the Government’s flagship welfare reform.

Speaker John Bercow said he was satisfied the matter should be discussed, with Tory MP Peter Bone joining opposition MPs in standing in support of Ms Abrahams’ application.

Last week’s motion was non-binding on ministers, with Tory MPs instructed to abstain on any vote.

The three-hour debate will be held on Tuesday.