HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c616W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the average level of unclaimed council tax benefit per pensioner in London; [135151]

(2) if he will estimate the proportion of (a) pensioners and (b) households in London who are eligible for council tax benefit but do not claim. [135152]

Mr. Pond

The information is not available.

Statistics for Great Britain are presented in the DWP series "Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up". The latest estimates relate to financial year 2000–01 and are in the Library.