§ Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Northen Ireland (1) how many pensioners have had additional allowance for heating, diet and so on, wiped out since pensions were increased and did not benefit financially by the most recent increase;
(2) how many pensioners (a) no longer qualify for housing benefit and (b) have had housing benefit reduced since the most recent pension increase.
§ Mr. Needham
The information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.