Valerie raises issue of the Bedroom Tax for foster parents.

On Thursday 7 February 2013 at Business Questions, Valerie asked the Leader about the Bedroom Tax.

Valerie asked:

“We need an urgent debate on the bedroom tax and particularly the exemptions. I have a constituent who is a foster carer and who needs the extra bedroom. She provides a service for vulnerable children and she should not be penalised for that.”

The Leader of the House replied:

“The deductions from housing benefit were explained by the Prime Minister yesterday, and I have heard them being explained very carefully to the House previously. The hon. Lady should understand that in addition, as the Prime Minister said again yesterday, resources are provided to meet the specific requirements she raises and local authorities can respond to such circumstances.”

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