§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he intends to give effect to the recommendation on the extension of local authorities' discretionary powers to provide extra help to individual beneficiaries, contained in paragraph 4.20 of the report of the housing benefit review team, Cmnd. 9520.
§ Mr. Newton
This is something we shall consider further in the light of any views received as part of the consultation process.