HC Deb 13 June 1996 vol 279 c234W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of housing association tenants have been in receipt of housing benefit in each year since 1988. [32014]

Mr. Clappison

Definitive information is not yet available but on the basis of sample surveys the percentages have increased from the order of 52 to 55 per cent. in 1988 to about 61 to 65 per cent in 1994–95—figures for England.