HC Deb 26 June 1985 vol 81 c418W
Mr. Peter Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the total paid in housing benefit from all sources in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.

Mr. Chris Patten

The estimated amounts are as follows:

1983–84 *85,309,000
1984–85 97,254,000
* Includes help with housing costs under the supplementary benefit scheme and the former rent and rates rebate and rent allowance schemes prior to 21 November 1983.

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