Dawn's Written Questions answered on 17 September 2015

Dawn has three questions answered on Refugees and Social Security Benefits

Dawn Butler:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support refugees from (a) Libya, (b) South Sudan, (c) Somalia, (d) Democratic Republic of Congo and (e) other countries.

Justine Greening - Secretary of State for International Development:

DFID provides humanitarian assistance which includes provision of support to UNHCR and other actors, such as NGOs, who are responsible for delivering assistance to refugees across the world. This includes in DRC, Somalia, South Sudan and other countries. We are closely monitoring the humanitarian situation in Libya, including the situation of refugees and internally displaced people.

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Dawn Butler:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of reducing the benefit cap on (a) homelessness and (b) temporary accommodation costs borne by local authorities.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in the benefit cap on local authority budgets.

Justin Tomlinson - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People):

The Government set out its assessment of the impacts of the policies in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on 20th July. A link to the impact assessment is included.

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006.pdf

 

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