§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many public sector tenants in Scotland are receiving housing benefit; of these how many are in receipt of full benefit; and what each of these figures represents as a percentage of the total number of public sector tenants in Scotland.
§ Mr. Whitney
[pursuant to his reply, 5 December 1984, c. 223]: It is estimated that in autumn 1983, the latest date for which estimates are available, about 650,000 public sector tenants were receiving housing benefit in Scotland, about 270,000 of whom were receiving full benefit. These figures represent broadly 64 per cent. and 27 per cent. respectively of the total number of public sector tenants in Scotland.