§ 163. Ms Coffey
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish figures broken down by rent registration area showing the number of private sector cases referred to rent officers, and the number of cases where rents were reduced as a result, for 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93 and the latest available date for the current year.
§ Sir George Young
Information from January 1990, on housing benefit referrals to rent officers classified by registration area, can be found in table 1.3 of the publication "Rent Officer Statistics". The latest figures available are for the June quarter of 1993. No comparable data is available for the period April to December 1989.
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