Supported Housing: Benefit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:26 pm on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention 1:26 pm, 20th July 2016

It is a matter of fact. It is a kind of chicken-and-egg situation: surely you review the evidence before you announce a decision and then put it on hold. I believe the review was started in 2015—perhaps the Minister can correct me if I am wrong—so why are we still waiting for the results? Why did the Chancellor of the Exchequer make an autumn statement that had huge implications for some of the most vulnerable people living in supported housing, without looking at the evidence first?