HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 cc218-9W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 11 February.,Official Report, columns 710–17, how many housing benefit claimants, were (a) local authority tenants, (b) housing association tenants and (c) other private tenants. for England, Wales, Scotland and Great Britain as a whole for the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Burt

The available information is in the table:

Average number of Housing Benefit cases1
Region England Wales Scotland Great Britain
Local Authority tenants 2,419,600 153,200 459,600 3,032,400
Housing Association tenants 314,600 16,200 21,000 351,800
Other private tenants 859,300 49,600 60,300 969,300
1Numbers given are the averages of the May, August and November caseload counts for 1992 and include estimates for non responding authorities.