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Housing Benefit

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of housing benefit in each local authority in the UK who do not have access to a bank account. (180616)

DWP has made no such estimate.

A person’s access to a bank account is not pertinent information for a housing benefit claim. Consequently, it is not recorded in the Department for Work and Pensions administrative data.