§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what changes in the subsidy arrangements for housing benefit for council tenants have been brought about as a result of the Comprehensive Spending Review. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
From 1999–2000, we propose to introduce a change to the system of rent rebate subsidy limitation to help authorities that rebate more than the average proportion of rental income from their own tenants. We will consult authorities on this proposed change in due course.