§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many local authority tenants of pensionable age in(a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole, are in receipt of (i) full housing benefit and (ii) partial housing benefit; and what proportion they are of the total number of local authority tenants of pensionable age in (a), (b) and (c).
§ Miss Widdecombe
It is estimated that the number of people aged 60 and over in receipt of rent rebates at 31 May 1989 for Scotland was: 427W
Thousands Percentage of LA tenants1 Claimants in receipt of rent rebate and also in receipt of income support 105,000 (24) Claimants in receipt of rent rebate and not in receipt of income support 156,000 (35) Total 261,000 (59) 1 LA tenants are men aged 65 and over; and women aged 60 and over.
(a) Housing Benefit Management Information System annual statistical enquiry, and
(b) Department of Employment Labour Force Survey April 1989.
Information concerning the number of housing benefit recipients aged 60 and over in Greenock and Port Glasgow and Strathclyde is not available.