§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many households receive council tax rebates in each region of Scotland.
§ Mr. Roger Evans
The available information is set out in the table:
Scottish Region and Islands Council Tax Benefit caseloads May 1994 Borders 8,800 Central 35,800 Dumfries and Galloway 13,600 Fife 45,100 Grampian 33,900 Highland1 17,700 Lothian 60,800 Strathclyde2 322,200 Tayside 40,400 Regions Total 578,300 Islands Councils 5,900 Scotland Total 584,200 1estimated 2provisional (October 1994 figure)
The information relates to bnenefit units rather than households, a benefit unit may be a couple or a single person.
Council Tax benefit Management Information System
Strathclyde—provided direct by region.