HC Deb 24 July 2000 vol 354 c427W
Mr. Tynan

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the local authorities in Great Britain which(a) have already embarked on the housing benefit verification framework, stating their respective commencement dates, (b) are planning to do so, stating their proposed starting dates and (c) have still to commit themselves to the scheme. [130759]

Angela Eagle

[holding answer 18 July. 2000]We do not hold information in the format requested. Information provided by local authorities shows that at 17 July 2000, 173 had certified they are fully complying with all the requirements of the Verification Framework. A further 78 authorities had either already received or accepted the offer of set-up funds to implement the Framework fully and are at various stages of their implementation.

The table which lists these authorities and, where appropriate, includes the commencement date certified by the authority has been placed in the Library.

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