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Housing Benefit

Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make it his policy to introduce a limit to the number of properties generating an income which a tenant can own before being able to receive housing benefit. [37091]

We have no such plans. The capital and earnings regulations in the housing benefit scheme ensure that, where a claimant has substantial capital assets or a significant income from one or more tenanted properties, entitlements to benefit will be reduced or extinguished accordingly.