§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment on what date his officials discussed the local government implications of the Social Security (Persons from Abroad) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations with the Department of Social Security; what evidence was offered; and what information has been sought from local authorities. 
§ Mr. Clappison
My officials have had regular discussions with their counterparts in the Department of Social Security about the implications 14 the housing of homeless persons of the proposed Social Security (Persons from Abroad) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations. Those discussions have taken account of information about homelessness supplied to the Department by local authorities. We have also discussed the matter with the Association of London Government.