Peter Dowd (Bootle) (Lab): What assessment he has made of the potential effect of planned reductions in social rents and housing benefit support on the provision of supported housing.
The Minister for Housing and Planning (Brandon Lewis): I associate myself and my colleagues on the Government Benches with your comments, Mr Speaker. Harry Harpham was a very distinguished long-serving councillor and we will all miss him in the years ahead.
This Government have always been clear that the most vulnerable will be protected and supported through our welfare reforms. Following our review of supported housing, due to report this spring, we will work with the sector to ensure appropriate protections are in place.
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