§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to increase awareness about the housing benefit system and to ensure that eligible tenants are fully appraised; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir John Wheeler
Poster and leaflets on housing benefit are displayed at all Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Rate Collection Agency and social security offices. In addition, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in conjunction with the Rate Collection Agency has recently launched a Province-wide advertising campaign. The campaign includes three weeks of advertising on television and in the national and local press.