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Housing Benefit: Reform

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to paragraph 45 of the Draft Legislative Programme 2009, Cm 7654, on what proposals relating to the reform of housing benefit she intends to consult. (284042)

As set out in the 2008 Welfare Reform White Paper, ‘Raising expectations and increasing support: reforming welfare for the future’, we intend to consult on how housing benefit can do more to ease the transition into work, promote value for money and ensure that the system is fair to working families not eligible for benefit.