§ 18. Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many representations he has received on the new method of assessment of housing benefit.
§ Mr. Major
Over 2,000 submissions were made by individuals and organisations in response to the housing benefit proposals contained in our Green Paper "Reform of Social Security." Further comments have been received on our subsequent White Paper. Virtually every submission commented—favourably—on the proposed new method of assessing housing benefit on the same basis as income support.