§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the number of families taking up their entitlement to (a) rent rebates, rent allowances and rate rebates and (b) housing benefit allowances in Wales at the latest available date; and what proportion these are of the total number eligible.
§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are now receiving housing benefit in Wales.
§ Dr. Boyson
I refer the hon. Members to my reply to the hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside (Mr. Jones) on 23 January at column441. More up-to-date information broken down in the way requested is not yet available.