HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 cc545-6W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what proposals he has for the contracting out of

have lost their life assets through having their homes repossessed.

Mr. Roger Evans

People who become homeless through no fault of their own and who have a priority need for housing are eligible for rehousing by local authorities under the homelessness legislation. Furthermore, people whose homes have been repossessed may be entitled to housing benefit and council tax benefit, subject to the normal income and liability tests, where they move to rented accommodation. A number of other social security benefits are available to help people meet day-to-day living expenses.