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Housing Benefit

Asked what the Prime Minister’s message would be to Tory MPs in London who were concerned about the changes, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had set out his views already.

Asked if the changes would go out across the country as they currently stood and within the timescale set out, the PMS said that the policy made clear that people who were taxpayers and on low incomes should not have to bear the brunt while housing benefit was being given to people who lived in high rent accommodation. This was a matter of fairness. We had set out our policy, it would be debated in the House today and we were expecting it to be supported by all of the Government.

Put that the cap included in the policy was set in stone, the PMS said that the policy had not changed.

Asked if there was a carve out in the Coalition Agreement on housing benefit, the PMS said there was no specific carve out on that issue and we expected the whole of the Government to support it.

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