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Local Housing Allowance: Supreme Court Ruling

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:14 am on 13th June 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 11:14 am, 13th June 2019

The local housing allowance causes us real problems in Stroud, because we are in the same area as Gloucester, where rents are much lower. That is nothing to do with this Minister, let alone this Government or previous, successive Governments; it was a Labour Government who grouped those areas together. Will he at least take a look at the impact on those groupings where rents are higher in some areas and lower in others?