HC Deb 10 June 1985 vol 80 cc359-60W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many housing benefit recipients receive less than £11 per week for (a) rent and rates and (b) rent only; and what proportion these people are of the total number of housing benefit recipients;

(2) what number and proportion of housing benefit recipients receive below £1, £1–2, £2–3, £3–4, £4–5, £5–6, £6–7, £7–8, £8–9 and £10–11 per week, respectively; and what are their average earnings.

Mr. Whitney

I shall let the hon. Member have replies as soon as possible.