§ 26. Ms Janet Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to reform the present system of housing benefit.
§ Mr. Hague
[holding answer 28 June 1994]: The latest available information is in the table.
Area Number of council tenancies 1Housing benefit rent rebate caseload Percentage of council tenancies with housing benefit London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 25,624 14,382 56 London Borough of Redbridge 8,340 6,744 81 Greater London 657,096 2423,173 64 Great Britain 34,581,171 22,994,184 65 1Refers to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple. 2Includes estimates for non-responding authorities. 3The total for Great Britain contains estimates for individual English authorities, and estimates of the totals for Wales and Scotland.Data sources:The 28 May 1993 Housing Benefit Management Information System Quarterly caseload count.The 1 April 1993 Department of the Environment and Welsh Office counts of tenancies.The 31 March 1993 Scottish Office count of tenancies.