HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 cc314-5W
Mr. Rowe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many representations she has received from housing associations and related bodies about the proposed changes in disability benefit eligibility; what were the terms of such representations; and if she will make a statement. [22875]

Mr. Denham

We have sought responses from relevant organisations on the best means to translate our objectives for the long-term funding of supported accommodation into a modem, practical and sustainable funding system. Two hundred and six responses were received including 89 from organisations resenting themselves as housing associations or related bodies. The respondents made a number of different observations, which we are considering.