HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 c1618W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many housing and council tax benefit claimants there were in(a) each local authority and (b) total in 2002–03. [189121]

Mr. Pond

The average number of housing benefit claimants during 2002–03 was 3,804,900; the average number of council tax benefit claimants was 4,590,900. The information for each local authority has been placed in the Library.