§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will estimate the proportion of families (a) with and (b) without children taking up their entitlement to rent rebates, rent allowance and rate rebates for the latest date available;
(2) if he will estimate the current take-up of the housing benefit allowance.
§ Dr. Boyson
[pursuant to the replies, 14 November 1983, c. 334, 9 December 1983, c. 293 and 5 March 1984, c. 566]: I regret that the reference to data for 1983 was incorrect. The information given was based on 1982 data, which are the latest available.