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Housing Benefit

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each of the three categories of housing benefit in 1987–88 his estimates of the number of beneficiaries and the cost to the Exchequer together with a breakdown showing where possible for each category the number (a) receiving each type of benefit other than child benefit, (b) receiving only child benefit, (c) employed and receiving no other benefit and (d) unemployed and receiving no other benefit, together with the estimated cost of the housing benefit in each case.

I shall let the hon. Member have the information that is available as soon as possible.