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Housing Benefit

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average weekly housing benefit payment to (a) a council tenant and (b) a housing association is in each region of England. [115266]

I have been asked to reply. The information, is in the table.Average weekly amount of Housing Benefit paid to local authority tenants and registered social landlord tenants in November 2002 by English Government Office Region.

Government Office RegionLocal authority tenantsRegistered social landlord tenants
North East39.1052.50
North West45.1057.80
Yorkshire and the Humber39.3065.60
East Midlands41 .6060.20
West Midlands44.1054.60
East47.4063.20
London67.2090.10
South East51.5067.80
South West45.4060.40
England48.6066.00

Source:

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly 100 per cent. caseload stock-count taken in November 2002.