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Housing Benefit

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which local authorities have made discretionary housing payments to tenants who are having difficulties paying their rent; (208123)

(2) how much of the discretionary housing payment allocated to local authorities has been paid to tenants who are having difficulties paying their rent;

(3) what proportion of the discretionary housing payment allocated to local authorities in the UK has been paid to tenants who are having difficulties paying their rent.

Discretionary housing payments are administered by local authorities and the reasons for payment are not collated centrally.