HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 cc356-7W
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

Data Source:

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.