HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c489W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of households in Scotland are dependent on housing benefit; and how this has changed since the current system of housing benefit was introduced.

Mr. Burt

The most recent estimate, for May 1990, is that 28 per cent. of households in Scotland receive some of their income from housing benefit (rent rebates and allowances). The corresponding figures for 1988 and 1989 are 29 per cent. and 28 per cent. respectively.