HC Deb 30 January 1986 vol 90 cc605-6W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the numbers and percentage of local authority flat dwellers in receipt of housing benefit.

Mr. John Patten

The latest available figures are for November 1983, when it is estimated that housing benefits were being received by about 72 per cent. (1.1 million) of the tenants of local authority and new town flats in England and Wales.