§ Mr. Watson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list in respect of the 1989–90 community charge rebate scheme for Strathclyde regional council(a) how many applications have been received, (b) how many applications have been approved, (c) to how many applicants payment of rebate has been made and (d) how much in total has been paid out in rebates.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The information requested is not available. However, in December 1989 Strathclyde regional council estimated that its expenditure on community charge rebates in 1989–90 would be around £100 million and, in November 1989, 520,000 claimants were in receipt of a community charge rebate. Claims from couples are counted as one.474W
Source: 1. Housing and Community Charge Benefit Management Information System November 1989 quarterly stock count of claims.
2. Estimate of Community Charge Rebate expenditure prepared by Strathclyde Regional Council.