HC Deb 30 November 1993 vol 233 c446W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people in receipt of income support are presently having mortgage interest payments made on their behalf; and what is the total cost to his Department at the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Burt

Five hundred and sixty-two thousand income support recipients have mortgage interest included in their assessment; the annual equivalent of the amount so included is estimated at £,270 million.Source: Income support statistics quarterly inquiry, February 1993.