To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many council tax benefit claimants live in properties in Band F and above where council tax benefit is not restricted, broken down by (a) Government Office region, (b) type of tenure and (c) claimants who are (i) pensioners and (ii) non-pensioners. 
The available information is in the tables.
|Number of recipients|
|Council tax benefit recipients in property bands F, G and H where council tax benefit is not restricted—by Government Office Region—May 2001|
|Yorks and the Humber||2—|
|Council tax benefit recipients in property bands F, G and H where council tax benefit is not restricted—by tenure—May 2001|
|Private regulated (excluding RSL)||1 1,000|
|Private deregulated (excluding RSL)||1 1,000|
|RSL tenants||1 1,000|
|Council tax benefit recipients aged 60 and over3and under 604in property bands F, G and H where council tax benefit is not restricted—May 2001|
|Age 60 and over||13,000|
|1 Figures under 2,500 are subject to a high degree of sampling variation and should be used only as a guide to the situation.|
|2 Data are negligible.|
|3 60 and over refers to cases where the benefit recipient and/or their partner is aged 60 and over.|
|4 Under 60 refers to cases where the benefit recipient and their partner are aged under 60.|
1. The figures are based on a 1 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.
2. 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.
3. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
4. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
5. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated.
6. Figures exclude any Second Adult Rebate cases.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System, Annual 1 per cent. sample, taken in May 2001.