I'm sure that the Government doesn't want to force a pensioner couple out of the home they have lived in for 30 years and brought their family up once the kids grow up and leave.
On a related issue, on Tuesday, I chaired a meeting of the MPs from the North West on behalf of the Housing Federation on how to get the best out of housing related support. This is a wide ranging support network for the vulnerable in society such as the elderly and victims of domestic abuse.
This is an important service. A 2009 report by Capgemin commissioned by the DCLG showed that the £1.6 billion invested in housing related support schemes actually saves £3.4 billion by reducing the needs for extra services.
Even though Councils run these services, the MP's of all party's present promised to lobby for improvements to these important services.