§ Mr. Gordon Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people are currently claiming housing benefit in Blackpool. 
§ Mr. Keith Bradley
At the end of November 1996, there were 14,910 recipients of housing benefit in Blackpool. A recipient may be a single person or a couple.
Housing Benefit Management Information System, quarterly 100 per cent. case load count with and without income support taken at the end of November 1996.