HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c378W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the latest available figure for the numbers of people in the London borough of Waltham Forest receiving rent and rate rebates; and if such information will continue to be obtainable from his Department.

Dr. Boyson

Information provided by the London borough of Waltham Forest indicates that the number of householders in receipt of housing benefit at 18 July 1983 was as follows:

Rent rebates Rent allowances Rate rebates
Certified claimants 6,862 3,192 12,234
Standard claimants 5,693 3,819 17,604
12,555 7,011 29,838


Certified beneficiaries are those also in receipt of supplementary benefit.

Local authorities should themselves be able to continue to provide information of this nature.