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Income Support: Mortgages

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many home owners in proceedings relating to repossession have applied for income support for mortgage interest in the last two years. (222396)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent (a) discussions and (b) joint working there has been with (i) the Department for Communities and Local Government and (ii) HM Treasury on income support for mortgage interest in relation to changes in the economic performance of the housing market. (222397)

We continue to work jointly with other Government Departments to consider how best we can support the minority of borrowers who may be facing difficulties.