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Housing Benefit

Volume 730: debated on Tuesday 13 September 2011


My Lords, I beg leave to present a petition from Community Housing Cymru, on behalf of the United Kingdom housing federations and other Welsh charities. The petition prays that the House urgently call on the United Kingdom Government to reconsider the cuts to housing benefit and local housing allowance, which your petitioners believe will disproportionately affect those in greatest need—including homeless and vulnerable families, those in need of housing-related support, people with physical and mental health problems and children living in poverty—and lead to greater long-term economic and social costs for local authorities, housing associations and government. The petition bears 1,731 signatures.

Petition presented.