Housing Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research he has commissioned into the operation of non-dependant deductions from housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department last commissioned research into non-dependant deductions in the mid 1990s.

We have no plans to commission further research into the operation of non-dependant deductions from housing benefit, but we will keep them under review.

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