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Social Security Benefits

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will (a) undertake an impact assessment of the proposal to reduce the backdating period for pension credit, housing benefit and council tax benefit claims and (b) make it his policy to publish the assessment before implementing any change in policy. (203686)

I refer the hon. Member to the written answer given to the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Danny Alexander) on 24 April 2008, Official Report, column 2174W.