§ Mr. McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people with a net weekly income of £96.83 claimed community charge benefit in 1990–91.
§ Miss Widdecombe
It is estimated that about 25,000 claimants with a net income of between £96 and £97 were in receipt of community charge benefit in May 1990.
The Housing Benefit/Community Charge Benefit Management Information System annual 1 per cent. sample inquiry for May 1990. However, data for May 1990 underestimates the number of recipients of Community Charge Benefit because some people who were entitled to benefit had not had their benefit claims assessed by then.
The figures exclude those in receipt of Income Support and in cases involving couples, the income specified is for the couple and not an individual person.