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Housing Benefit

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his Department's estimate of the cost of restoring student entitlement to housing benefit.

Based on information available when the new arrangements for student benefit entitlement were introduced, the estimated cost of restoring housing benefit entitlement to those students who are not currently eligible is estimated to be around £70 million at current prices.