HC Deb 01 February 2001 vol 362 cc287-8W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the adjudication and operations circulars and guidelines on(a) Housing Benefit and (b) Council Tax Benefit that have been issued to local authorities since May 1997; and place copies of these in the Library. [146343]

Angela Eagle

As well as giving local authorities advance notice about changes in the operation of the scheme, the circulars provide them with routine information: for example, advising them of changes to DSS personnel contact phone numbers, or notifying them of uprating changes.

A list of the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit circulars issued since May 1997 has been placed in the Library. Copies of these circulars are already in the Library.