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Income Support: Mortgages

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of recipients of income support mortgage interest (ISMI) were also (a) income support, (b) income-based jobseekers allowance and (c) pension credit recipients in each year since 1990; and what proportion of ISMI expenditure was on each group in each year since 1990, broken down by (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) region; (196678)

(2) how many people on (a) income support, (b) income-based jobseekers allowance and (c) pension credit received income support mortgage interest in each year since 1995, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

Information is not available in the format requested. Recipient information is not available for pension credit. The available recipient information for income support and jobseeker’s allowance has been placed in the Library. The requested information on expenditure is not available other than at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed income support mortgage interest in each year between 1990 and 1995; at what cost; what the average payment was; and what the average length of claim was. (196679)