ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has called on the Government to look into a discounted internet tariff for people living in social housing.

He was speaking during a House of Commons debate on universal credit and welfare reform on Tuesday.

In a question directed at minister for work and pensions Iain Duncan Smith he said: “Although figures vary, you will be aware that the vast majority of people living in social housing have no access to the internet.

“Will he explore the possibility of a social housing broadband tariff to enable those who want to claim their benefits online to do so?”

In response, Mr Duncan Smith said: “Absolutely right. That is exactly what we are trying to do.”