HC Deb 22 July 2004 vol 424 c444W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 28 June 2004,Official Report, column 88W, on work incentives (homeless households), what assessment his Department has made of the impact high rents in temporary accommodation have on the ability of homeless households to access employment opportunities; and if he will make a statement. [182716]

Mr. Pond

Recent research undertaken by the Department with Registered Social Landlords, statutory and voluntary agencies and other stakeholders in local authorities, suggested that high rents in temporary accommodation can act as a disincentive to tenants re-entering employment.

We plan to publish this research in the autumn.