§ Mr. Dewar
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the effect on revenues in 1993–94 and 1994–95 of reducing the maximum amount of rebate payable for(a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit to (i) 90 per cent., (ii) 80 per cent. and (iii) 70 per cent. of eligible rent on council tax payments.
§ Mr. Burt
The information requested for 1993–94 is in the table. Estimates of the effect on revenues at 1994–95 benefit levels and prices are not yet available.190W
Percentage of eligible rent and council tax used in the assessment of CTB and HB Total savings in housing benefi (£ million) Total savings in council tax benefit(£ million) 90 1,600 420 80 3,070 685 70 4,365 915
Source: Estimates based on the 1989–90–91 family expenditure surveys, uprated to 1993–94 benefit levels and prices, rounded to the nearest £5 million.