HC Deb 14 February 1991 vol 185 cc579-80W
Mr. Fraser

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people in Lambeth have claimed community charge benefit based on claims for reimbursement by his Department.

Miss Widdecombe

As at 30 November 1990, 41,199 individual charge payers were receiving community charge benefit in the London borough of Lambeth. This figure is likely to underestimate the true position as the local authority still had to assess a number of unprocessed benefit claims.