HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 c93W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many old-age pensioners now receiving housing benefit will lose rights after the change in the social security system in April 1988.

Mr. Portillo

The estimated number of pensioner households (defined as those where either partner is aged 60 or over) who would be entitled to housing benefit, but for the changes next April, is 700,000.