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Right to Buy Schemes

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of tenants who exercised the right to buy were receiving housing benefit in each of the last five years. (135995)

The information requested for full financial years is only available from 2004-05. The percentage of tenants receiving housing benefit at the date of completion of the purchase of their home during the last three financial years is shown in the following table.

Percentage

2004-05

8.9

2005-06

6.8

2006-07

7.1