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Opposition Day Debate: Supported Housing

Labour held an Opposition Day Debate calling on the Government to halt its plans to cap help with housing costs for tenants of supported housing at the local housing allowance rate and instead adopt a system which safeguards the long-term future and funding of supported housing.

Although housing is devolved in Wales whatever spending commitments are made in England have to be matched in funding for the Welsh Assembly. Therefore the introduction of this cap would have meant less money for us in Wales.

I pressed the Government to make commitments to work with the Welsh Assembly and secure with them the funding we need for people living in supported housing.