§ Mr. Squire
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the number of standard housing benefit recipients with capital of over (a) £3,000 and (b) £6,000.
§ Mrs. Beckett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the estimated savings will be as a result of the proposal in the housing benefit review to exclude students from eligibility for housing benefit and to overhaul the student grant provision for housing cost accordingly; and if the proposed exclusion is (i) total and (ii) still allows benefit to be paid in the long vacation.
§ Mr. Newton
An estimate of the savings which would result from the housing benefit team's proposal cannot be made until the future structure of the system of student support is known.