§ Valerie Davey
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much housing benefit was paid for the tenants of housing associations, local housing companies and other registered social landlords living in the South West in 1998–99. 
§ Angela Eagle
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows.362W
The estimated Housing Benefit paid for tenants of housing associations for the South West area in 1997–98 is £155 million.
The data used refer to Housing Association tenants only but may include data for local housing companies and other registered social landlords.
1. Housing Benefit Management Information Systems Data (May 1997 and May 1998)
2. Local Authorities' final subsidy claims (1997–98).