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Housing Benefit

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of the domestic ratepayers receive housing benefit in the metropolitan areas of (a) Liverpool, (b) Sheffield, (c) Stockport and (d) Solihull.

We estimate from authorities' subsidy returns that the proportion of domestic ratepayers currently receiving housing benefit in the areas requested is as follows:

  • (a) 50 per cent.
  • (b) 42 per cent.
  • (c) 28 per cent.
  • (d) 36 per cent.