HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 cc116-7W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what safeguards have been put in place to ensure that tenants in supported housing, whose support costs are met in full by housing benefits, will continue to have these costs met in full from April 2003 under the provisions of Supporting People. [57209]

Ms Keeble

Local authorities administering Supporting People from April 2003 are being instructed to pay Supporting People grants where housing benefit is currently covering support costs and are auditing the preparation to make this change. People on housing benefit at 31 March 2003 will see no change.