HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c409W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which local authorities had(a) the best and (b) the worst record in paying housing benefit in 2000–01. [30478]

Malcolm Wicks

There are many factors involved in the effective administration of housing benefit. There is therefore no single objective measure by which to judge local authorities' achievements as best or worst overall.