HC Deb 22 February 1995 vol 255 c250W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security pursuant to his answer of 16 February,Official Report, column 739, how many people in work were claiming (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax rebate at the latest available date.

Mr. Roger Evans

The latest available information is set out in the table:

In work recipients Total number of recipients
Housing Benefit, without Income Support 288,000 1,676,000
Council Tax Benefit without Income Support 321,000 2,233,000


Housing Benefit Management Information System, one per cent. sample, without Income Support, at the end of May 1993.


1. The figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand.

2. The figures are where either the claimant and/or partner has declared earnings, which may be part-time or full-time.

3. The figures are for benefit units which may be a single person or couple.

4. There will he an overlap in the figures, as many claimants receive both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

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