§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many of those claiming housing benefit are in(a) part-time or (b) temporary employment. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
The information is not available in the format requested as it is not possible to identify separately the number of housing benefit recipients who are in temporary employment. The available information is set out in the table.509W
Housing benefit recipients with earnings: Great Britain, May 1994 Also in receipt of income support Not in receipt of income support Total Number of housing benefit recipients with earnings 96,000 320,000 416,000
Housing Benefit Management Information System annual 1 per cent. sample, May 1994.
a) Figures refer to benefit units which may be a single person or a couple.
b) The figure for housing benefit recipients who are also in receipt of income support represents part-time earners only. The figure for housing benefit recipients not in receipt of income support represents full-time and part-time earners.