HC Deb 19 July 1999 vol 335 c445W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many successful claims there were for housing benefit in the Chelmsford local authority area broken down by tenants of(a) council houses, (b) housing associations and (c) the private sector in May of each year since 1994. [91920]

Angela Eagle

The information is in the following table:

Number of cases by tenancy type from May 1994 to May 1998 Chelmsford Local Authority
Quarter Local authority Housing association Private sector
May 1994 5,240 650 1,360
May 1995 5,110 810 1,350
May 1996 4,910 920 1,350
May 1997 4,750 950 1,230
May 1998 4,530 1,030 1,050


Housing Benefit Management Information System, Quarterly 100 per cent. caseload enquiries, with and without Income Support/Jobseeker's Allowance (Income Based), taken on the last working day of May until May 1997 and then the second Thursday in May 1998

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