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Council Tax Benefits

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the production of a form for automatic claims of council tax and housing benefits. (188684)

I have frequent discussions with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about a range of issues. I very much welcome the efforts of his Department to make these benefits more accessible: simplifying the claims process for pensioners is part of this drive.