asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to indicate the number of people, by convenient district unit, in Northern Ireland who are in receipt of housing benefit, indicating how many of these are also receiving supplementary benefit and how many are pensioners.
The information is not available in the precise form requested. The available information as at 15 March is shown in the following table:
|District council area||Number*of persons in receipt of housing benefit||Number*of housing benefit recipients also in receipt of supplementary benefit|
|Number of pensioners (estimate)||84,800|
|* Rounded to the nearest hundred.|
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to indicate the number of people, by convenient district unit, in Northern Ireland, who are in receipt of housing benefit supplement.
The information requested is shown in the following table:
|Number of persons*in receipt of housing benefit supplement|
|District council area||Persons|
District council area
* As at 15 March 1985.