Mr. Robert Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the annual cost of housing benefit being paid to(a) tenants of local authorities, (b) tenants of housing associations and (c) tenants of private landlords.
§ Mr. Hague
The available information is in the table.
Housing Benefit Expenditure in Great Britain 1992–93 £ million 1993–94 £ million Local Authority Tenants 4,347 5,004 Private Tenants1 3,257 3,817
Social Security Departmental Report 1994.
1 Separate information on the amount of Housing Benefit paid to Housing Association tenants is not available and is included in the private tenants total.