§ Mr. Webb
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he expects to publish the results of his research on(a) work incentives and intermediaries, (b) attitudes towards housing benefits and (c) take-up 176W of income support among older citizens; and if he will, in each case, place a copy of such results in the Library. 
§ Angela Eagle
The research on work incentives and intermediaries was published on 15 September 1998, as the Department's Research Report Number 85—Elam G, Diffley M, and Shaw A, (1998) "Getting the Message Across", CDS. A copy was placed in the Library.
The Department will publish a research report on "Attitudes to the Welfare State and Responses to Reform" in the first quarter of 1999. This report will include a chapter on the research into attitudes towards Housing Benefits.
Research to understand why pensioners do not claim the Income Support to which they are entitled began at the end of last year. The fieldwork is now complete and a report is being prepared. Preliminary findings from qualitative research were published in June 1998 as the Department's Research Summary Number 6 "Older People and Income Support: Barriers and Triggers to the take-up of Income Support". A copy was placed in the Library. Full results are due early next year, and publication is expected in Spring.