HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 cc386-7W
Mr. Curry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list the communications addressed to local authorities from his Department on the administration of housing benefit since 1 January. [96529]

Ms Armstrong

The administration of housing benefit is primarily the responsibility of the Department of Social Security. However, the Department did write to the Chief Executives of local authorities in England on 30 July concerning the implementation work on the 'Supporting People' initiative which will impact on the implementation of the Transitional Housing Benefit scheme in April 2000.