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Housing Benefit

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets her Department has set for local authorities on the (a) administration and (b) collection of housing benefit. (314323)

The Department for Work and Pensions does not set targets on housing benefit administration and collection. The Department encourages and supports local authorities to set their own targets to achieve and maintain an effective housing benefit service for customers and taxpayers.