asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) when he expects his hon. Friend the Minister for Social Security to be in a position to reply to the letter sent by the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed on 27 February about housing benefits for striking miners;(2) why he has not answered the question from the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed tabled for answer on 22 April concerning his letter of 27 February about housing benefit for striking miners.
I regret the delay in considering the points raised by the hon. Member, and have written to him today.