Welfare Assistance Schemes

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received about the decision to withdraw funding for the Local Welfare Assistance scheme.

Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposal to withdraw funding for the Local Welfare Assistance scheme on (a) families and (b) households on low incomes.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

I refer the hon. Member to the Written Ministerial Statement of 3 February 2015, Official Report, Columns 5-7WS.

A summary of the responses to the consultation on local welfare provision in 2015-16, the local government finance settlement, and equality statements on both can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/final-local-government-finance-settlement-england-2015-to-2016

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