§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the total annual expenditure on(a) family credit, (b) disability working allowance and (c) other in-work benefits by standard region. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
The information for 1994–95 is set out in the tables.
£ million Region1 Family Credit2 Disability Working Allowance2 Midlands 265 2 Northern 266 2 London North 170 1 Wales and South West 198 2 North Western 238 2 Scotland 160 1 London South 146 1 All regions 1,441 11
Region1 Housing benefit3 £m Council Tax Benefit3 £m North 27 8 Yorkshire and Humberside 46 14 East Midlands 31 7 East Anglia 16 3 South East (excluding London) 106 14 London 119 12 South West 51 9 West Midlands 26 7 North West 58 17 Wales 25 3
Region1 Housing benefit3 £m Council Tax Benefit3 £m Scotland 32 1 All regions 537 95 1 Information on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit is provided by standard administrative region. Information on Family Credit and Disability Working Allowance is only available by Social Security administrative region. 2 Total expenditure figures from 1996 Departmental Report. Figures are rounded to the nearest million. 3 Figures are estimates derived from the annual 1 per cent. Housing Benefit sample inquiry and are rounded to the nearest million. The figures get less reliable the smaller they are. The figures exclude expenditure on recipients for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit who work but who also get Income Support.