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Housing Benefit And Rent Rebates

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the numbers of people claiming (i) housing benefit and (ii) rent rebates, listing separately (a) standard, (b) certificated and (c) supplement, for each year from 1984 to 1987, for each district council and regional council area in Scotland.

[holding answer 26 February 1988]: The available information has now been placed in the Library. The figures represent estimated numbers of benefit recipients in each authority. The number of unsuccessful claims is not available.