§ 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 thousands 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