HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c51W
Mr. Rendel

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what the planned savings were as a result of the introduction of the single room rent restriction for each quarter since its introduction; and what the actual savings for each quarter have been. [83713]

Angela Eagle

The estimated yearly savings, which took little account of behavioural changes, for 1996–97, 1997–98 and 1998–99 were £13/£57/£62 million respectively. However, we are unable to provide actual savings because there is insufficient quantitative information to assess how this group as a whole responded to the change.