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Unemployment: Disadvantaged

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the reasons for worklessness among social tenants. (162675)

DWP provided a significant amount of analysis for Professor John Hills, who carried out an assessment of the role of social housing in the 21 century.

The Department has commissioned the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam university to undertake research into the links between social housing and worklessness. The research is expected to report towards the end of this year.

The Department is also currently carrying out analysis to quantify how much worklessness in the social rented sector is explained by characteristics of social tenants.