§ Ms Coffey
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) if he will publish the figures showing the total amount of housing benefit subsidy in the private sector broken down into(a) DOE and (b) local authority where the rent was above the level agreed by the rent assessment officers and where the tenants were (i) elderly, (ii) adults with special handicaps and (iii) families with dependent children, for 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93 and the latest available date for the current year;
(2) what amount of housing subsidy is produced by (a) central Government and (b) local authorities to private landlords, where the rent is above the level agreed by the rent assessment officers, where the tenants are (i) elderly, (ii) disabled, (iii) adults with special handicaps and (iv) families with dependent children for the years 1989–90, 1990–91 and 1992–93.
§ Mr. Burt
The information is not available in the form requested. Such information as is available is in the table.
Rent Allowances paid in Great Britain to vulnerable groups exceeding the Rent Officer's determination of a Reasonable Market Rent (RMR). Year Total expenditure exceeding RMR DSS Subsidy Local Authority Expenditure £ £ £ 1989–90 5,339,306 2,669,672 2,669,634 1990–91 21,030,787 10,515,424 10,515,363 1991–92 26,119,913 13,060,020 13,059,893 1992–93 26,971,288 13,485,705 13,485,583 1993–94 n/a n/a n/a
Source: Housing Benefit final subsidy claim forms.
1. No benefit subsidy in respect of rent allowances is paid by the Department of the Environment.
2. Vulnerable groups include the elderly, sick and disabled people and families with dependent children.
3. The figures for 1992–93 are provisional.