§ 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.