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SOCIAL SECURITY TO EXAMINE HOUSING BENEFIT (HANSARD)

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Nigel Jones, Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham, asked social security minister Peter Lilley what methodology his d...
Nigel Jones, Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham, asked social security minister Peter Lilley what methodology his department is using to monitor the effects of the housing benefit changes for single people implemented on 7 October last year.

Mr Jones also asked what initial report has been received, and asked for a statement from the minister (WA, 14 January, col 218, Hansard).

Social security secretary Roger Evans replied:

'The department has asked a representative sample of local authorities to provide it with data specifically related to claims made by single claimants under the age of 25 years, on a quarterly basis.

'Information relating to the October to DEcember quarter will be processed and analysed when received, and will be published in the usual way.

'This data together with data from other sources, for example, the rent officers statistics, will be used to assess the impact of the changes.

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