Housing Benefits (18 to 21-Year-Olds)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 7th March 2017.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley 12:39 pm, 7th March 2017

Drilling down into the exemptions, who will make the decisions about cases such as the one raised by my hon. Friend Yvonne Fovargue? Similar exemptions exist for victims of domestic violence to access legal aid—they need a letter from a doctor or from a specialist agency—but 37% of women still report that they are not able to access legal aid. How does the Minister propose that the policy will work, how much will it cost and how much will it save?