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Housing Benefit: Mentally Ill

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria determine whether housing benefit is paid directly to landlords where tenants are (a) mentally ill and (b) vulnerable; and what conditions are attached to such payments. (244366)

I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave the right hon. Member for Oxford, East (Mr. Smith) on 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 861-62W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in receipt of housing benefit have had their housing benefit paid directly to their landlords on the grounds of (a) vulnerability and (b) mental illness. (244370)