HC Deb 23 July 1984 vol 64 cc405-6W
Mrs. Beckett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publish in the Official Report the latest estimates of the number of households receiving housing benefit in Great Britain showing (a) the division between standard and certificated cases, (b) the division between home owners, council tenants and others and (c) the division between pensioner households, families with children and others.

Dr. Boyson

The information requested is given in the table.

Households receiving housing benefit: Autumn 1983 Great Britain
Standard housing benefit Certificated housing benefit Total
All households 3,990 2,980 6,970
Home owners 1,590 620 2,210
Council tenants 1,910 1,820 3,720
Others 490 540 1,040
Pensioners 2,690 1,440 4,130
Families with children 650 850 1,500
Others 680 690 1,370