Housing Need (London)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:19 am on 29th June 2010.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North 11:19 am, 29th June 2010

Does the hon. Gentleman share my sense of irony that Westminster is supporting the cap now after making almost £6 million for the council tax payer in recent years through housing benefit being above the rents paid for temporary accommodation? Is he not aware that to be politically in line with the Government, Westminster is cutting its throat and the throat of its council tax payers to the tune of nearly £6 million?