HC Deb 27 October 1992 vol 212 c626W
Mr. Raynsford

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the average amount of housing benefit paid each week to(a) tenants receiving income support and (b) other housing benefit recipients not receiving income support, who are respectively (i) local authority tenants, (ii) housing association tenants and (iii) other tenants in Great Britain and in each region of Great Britain.

Mr. Burt

The latest information, for May 1991, is set out in the table.

available from surveys such as the family expenditure survey (FES). The family resources survey, announced in July 1992, will have a larger sample size than the FES and will provide better information in due course.

Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make it his practice to provide a direct ministerial answer to letters sent to him by hon. Members relating to the ineffective working of the disability living allowance scheme, and not to transfer such letters to the Benefits Agency.

Mr. Scott

I refer the hon. Member to the reply by the then Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Newport, West (Mr. Flynn) on 6 June 1990, at column615.

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