Call for discounted internet tariff for East Lancashire social housing residents (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Call for discounted internet tariff for East Lancashire social housing residents
11:00pm Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
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.”