HC Deb 10 March 1998 vol 308 c172W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many households are in receipt of housing benefit for(a) local authority homes, (b) private rented homes and (c) housing association homes. [28803]

Mr. Keith Bradley

The information is set out in the table.

Housing benefit recipients—Great Britain—August 1997
Local Authority tenants 2,762,400
Private tenants (excluding Housing Association tenants) 1,039,760
Housing Association tenants 789,500


Recipients may be a single person or a couple.


Housing Benefit Summary Statistics 1997—Update Number 2—available in the Library.

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