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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 28th January 2013.

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Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 2:30 pm, 28th January 2013

You will be aware, Mr Speaker, that discretionary housing payments are being made available with a specific focus on the needs of severely disabled people—for example, where a house has been adjusted to reflect the needs of a disabled person. We have allocated money to local authorities precisely to cater for those whom it would be inappropriate to expect to move.