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Housing Benefit

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether representations will be invited from officers in local authorities’ strategic housing and homeless services when the local housing allowance is reviewed by his Department. (248700)

[holding answer 20 January 2009]: As part of the two year review of the local housing allowance, we have begun to engage with local authorities, including on issues of homelessness. If there is specific written evidence that officers in local authorities’ strategic housing and homeless services would like to submit, then this will be welcomed.