HC Deb 18 January 1991 vol 183 c600W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish a table showing his estimates of how much will be saved in community charge benefit subsidy in 1990–91 for each local authority which is a housing benefit authority as a result of charge-capping.

Miss Widdecombe

All authorities have until 30 September 1991 to submit claims to community charge benefit subsidy in respect of 1990–91. These claims will reflect community charge benefit expenditure incurred after the application of budget substitution, but it will not be possible reliably to estimate what the level of that expenditure would otherwise have been.