Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Housing Benefit on 1st July 1986.
Mr. Raynsford Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate (a) the number of recipients of housing benefit who will receive less benefit than would otherwise have been their entitlement as a result of the Government’s decision to change the basis for uprating the needs allowance in July and (b) the saving which Her Majesty’s Government will make in a full year as a result.
Mr. Major I refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 12 May at column 381. I have also written to him about the detailed points he raised in the debate on the uprating orders on 11 June, at columns 361-65.