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Part of Welfare Reform and Work Bill – in the House of Lords at 9:45 pm on 27th January 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Manzoor Baroness Manzoor Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 9:45 pm, 27th January 2016

My Lords, I, too, very much welcome the letter that the Minister sent to all noble Lords earlier today. As I said in Committee, it is vital that supported housing and specified housing are looked at very carefully because this would have had an adverse impact on them. I hope that during this period while evaluation takes place, as the noble Lord, Lord Kerslake, argued, so that there is some comfort for the future as to what happens within this type of accommodation. It is the very basic bare necessity for people who need it, and we have already discussed the people who need to use not only the accommodation but the services that are provided by these types of organisations.

In my haste to withdraw Amendment 46C, I did not thank the Minister for saying that he would meet me and the Child Poverty Action Group. I thank him very much for that.