HC Deb 25 March 2002 vol 382 cc639-40W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will extend the arrangement for a non-dependent deduction, relating to those who are severely mentally impaired, to council tax. [41782]

Malcolm Wicks

[holding answer 11 March 2002]: Regulations already provide that deductions are not made from a person's council tax benefit where a non-dependant member of the household is severely mentally impaired as defined in schedule 1 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

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