HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 cc103-4W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to amend the housing benefit system. [77738]

Angela Eagle

Our aim is to modernise Housing Benefit so that it is fairer, better administered, secure and promotes the incentive to work. A Housing Green paper will be published later this year which will discuss options for reforms to Housing Benefit within the context of housing policy.