§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many 16 and 17-year-olds in(a) each regional authority in Scotland and (b) Britain were in receipt of (i) income support and housing benefit, (ii) housing benefit only and (iii) board and lodgings payments for each year since 1984.
§ Mr. Portillo
[pursuant to his reply, 14 June 1988, c. 178]: The numbers of 16 and 17-year-olds in receipt of housing benefit only are not available. The numbers in receipt of supplementatry benefit who are householders or receiving board and lodging payments in each of the years 1984, 1986 and 19871 are as follows: 205W
1984 1986 1987 House-holders2 Boarders House-holders2 Boarders House- holders2 Boarders Scotland3 1,000 2,000 1,000 1,000 2,000 1,000 Great Britain 9,000 12,000 11,000 9,000 14,000 7,000
Source: Annual Statistical Enquiries, 1984, 1986, 1987. All figures rounded to the nearest thousand.
1 Figures for 1985 are not available.
2 A householder normally received both supplemantery benefit and housing benefit.
3 Figures in respect of individual regional authorities are not available.