HC Deb 10 December 1997 vol 302 cc599-600W
Mr. Rendel

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much(a) lone parents, (b) the elderly,(c) the disabled and (d) couples with children, who are claiming council tax benefit and living in properties in bands F, G, and H will have to find on average to meet the shortfall resulting from the restriction of council tax benefit to the band E level; and what will be the average shortfall for all such claimants. [19572]

Mr. Keith Bradley

The information is set our in the table.

Type of recipient Average weekly shortfall (£)
Elderly 3.90
Disabled 4.00
Lone parent 3.60
Couple with children 4.00
All of the above recipients 3.90
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest ten pence and quoted at 1998–99 levels.
2. Final figures exclude those recipients who do not fall into any of the categories given in the table, and are not therefore the same as the losses for all recipients.

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