§ Mr. Hendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) what is his latest estimate of the number of households receiving assistance with mortgage payments(a) for interest-only mortgages and (b) for endowment mortgages; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what was the number of home owners in receipt of income support at the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Burt
The information is not available in the form requested. However, according to the latest available figures, 536,000 claimants are receiving income support to help with their mortgage interest payments and a further 59,000 are receiving income support to help with their housing requirements but no help with mortgage interest.