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Housing Benefit (Scotland)

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland are in receipt of housing benefit, broken down by local authority. [117098]

The available information is in the table.

Housing Benefit recipients in Scotland by local authorityNovember 2002
Local AuthorityHousing Benefit Recipients
Aberdeen15,180
Aberdeenshire9,500
Angus6,370
Argyll and Bute6,020
Clackmannanshire4,600
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar1,340
Dumfries and Galloway10,330
Dundee18,840
East Ayrshire11,890
Housing Benefit recipients in Scotland by local authority

November 2002
Local AuthorityHousing Benefit Recipients
East Dunbartonshire3,960
East Lothian5,930
East Renfrewshire3,400
Edinburgh32,110
Falkirk12,730
Fife27,330
Glasgow98,590
Highland13,330
Inverclyde9,400
Midlothian5,150
Moray4,400
North Ayrshire12,730
North Lanarkshire33,480
Orkney840
Perth and Kinross7,290
Renfrewshire16,830
Scottish Borders6,950
Shetland910
South Ayrshire8,590
South Lanarkshire27,500
Stirling5,420
West Dunbartonshire11,870
West Lothian12,890
Total446,000

Notes:

1. The data refer to households claiming Housing Benefit which may be a single person, a couple or a family. More than one benefit household can live in one property, for example two or more adults in a flat or house share arrangement.

2. Local authority figures are rounded to the nearest ten, the total for Scotland is rounded to the nearest thousand. Figures do not sum due to rounding.

3. The totals include estimates for local authorities that have not responded. These estimates are based on historical and regional data. This type of estimate is standard practice in reporting totals where there have been non-respondents.

4. Figures exclude any Extended Payment cases.

Source:

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly statistical inquiry, November 2002.