Social Security Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the introduction of regional variation in the benefits system.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The benefit system has always recognised regional variations through the mechanism of housing support.

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