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. 
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 Region||Local authority tenants||Registered social landlord tenants|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||39.30||65.60|
|East Midlands||41 .60||60.20|
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly 100 per cent. caseload stock-count taken in November 2002.