§ Mr. Pike
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many recipients there were of rent allowance housing benefit in(a) housing association properties and (b) other private rented properties at 31
Recipients (thousands) Average weekly eligible rent Average weekly rent allowance Housing associations tenants Other private tenants Housing associations Other private tenants Housing associations tenants Other private tenants May 1992 340 952 £35.54 £43.91 £32.24 £40.68 May 1993 412 1,068 £39.88 £49.86 £35.75 £46.80 May 1994 508 1,126 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Figures are for 31 May as no counts are taken on 31 March.
Information relates to eligible rent for Housing Benefit as actual rents paid are not available.
Average eligible rents and average rent allowances figures apply to end of May 1992 and 1993.
May 1994 figures are not yet available.
Housing Benefit Management Information System.
§ Mr. Roger Evans
The available information is:
Rent Allowance Expenditure in Great Britain £million 1992–93 3,257 1993–94 estimated out-turn 3,817 1994–95 plans 4,320
DSS Department Report 1994.tnh2 Seperate information on the amount of Housing Benefit paid to housing association tenants is not available.