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Housing Benefit

Asked whether the government was announcing changes to the housing benefit cap, the PMS said no; we had set out proposals on the housing benefit reform and our intention was to implement those proposals. There would be a White Paper followed by a Bill, and there would be debate in Parliament about these issues; this was the government’s policy and we intended to push ahead with it.

Asked whether the Prime Minister was going to meet with MPs to discuss this issue, the PMS said that Prime Minister met MPs regularly to discuss a range of issues.

Asked whether the Prime Minister was concerned that Conservative MPs were worried and that this was not just a Labour back-bench issue, the PMS said that most people accepted the fact that 21,000 a year for rent was a significant sum, and it was an area we had to look at for savings.

Put that the Prime Minister didn’t accept that there were anomalies in London where the rents were to high, the PMS said that we had set out the policy and it was our intention to implement it.

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