HC Deb 17 July 1985 vol 83 cc194-5W
Mr. Chris Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the findings of the management consultants' study commissioned by his Department and undertaken during the first quarter of the current year concerning the character of the market for board and lodging accommodation and the effect on it of supplementary benefit payments.

Mr. Whitney

Copies of the report by Ernst and Whinney on the operation of the ordinary board and lodging market have been placed in the Library today. Copies may be purchased by the public from the Department of Health and Social Security. Room 432 New Court, Carey Street, London WC2A 2LS (price £4).

Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many representations he has so far received concerning the effects for ordinary board and lodging claimants of the Supplementary Benefit (Requirements and Resources) Miscellaneous Provisions Regulations 1985; and if he will list from whom each has come.

Mr. Whitney

For the latest available information, I refer the right hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Leeds Central yesterday. A list of correspondence on this subject is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Mr. John Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people under the age of 25 years are receiving board and lodging allowances in Lambeth for a period limited to eight weeks.

Mr. Whitney

I refer the hon. Member to my hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Derby South on 9 July at column371.

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