To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his decision to end Hackney council's arrears-to-rents scheme.
I have been asked to reply.I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon Friend the Member for Waveney (Mr. Porter) on 7 February at column
324. We do not have the information to provide an estimate of the amount of housing benefit that may have already been paid.