Under-occupancy Penalty: Disabled People

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 15 January 2015.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons) 9:30, 15 January 2015

The hon. Gentleman is a good Minister, but he will know that that is a nonsense answer. According to the Government’s own interim evaluation report, disabled people in adapted homes hit by the bedroom tax are not being awarded discretionary housing payments, because their disability benefits are causing them to fail the test. The Minister needs to look at this a bit more carefully.