§ Mr. Stunell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what evidence he has received to date, in respect of the forthcoming review of housing benefit, of the impact of fluctuations in standard reference rents on the ability of tenants to take up and retain tenancies. 
§ Mr. Mullin
We have received representations from a number of organisations. My Department has, jointly with the Department of Social Security, commissioned and published research on housing benefit and the private rented sector, and is undertaking research on a range of related issues, including the work of rent officers.