HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 cc115-6W
20. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about progress towards establishing a unified housing benefit, to replace supplementary benefit rent allowances and rent rebates.

Mr. Prentice

The Government have no present proposals for introducing such a benefit but are studying it as a possibility, along with the scope for changes within the present system.

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