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Housing Benefit: Wales

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much each local authority in Wales repaid to the Exchequer in respect of underspent funds allocated for discretionary housing payments in each of the last five financial years. (203521)

The information is in the following table.

Amount of repaid, underspent discretionary housing payment in each local authority in Wales in the last five financial years

£

Local authority

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Blaenau Gwent

3,000

4,000

4,000

3,000

Bridgend

0

5,000

5,000

0

2,000

Caerphilly

26,000

28,000

19,000

16,000

Cardiff

14,000

0

0

0

0

Carmarthenshire

19,000

12,000

13,000

19,000

9,000

Ceredigion

0

0

0

0

0

Conwy

4,000

0

0

0

3,000

Denbighshire

12,000

7,000

14,000

15,000

5,000

Flintshire

24,000

25,000

1,000

0

0

Gwynedd

3,000

4,000

4,000

0

0

Isle of Anglesey

7,000

8,000

0

0

0

Merthyr Tydfil

10,000

11,000

8,000

3,000

0

Monmouthshire

15,000

6,000

5,000

11 ,000

15,000

Neath Port Talbot

4,000

1,000

14,000

10,000

6,000

Newport

24,000

23,000

15,000

0

0

Pembrokeshire

25,000

18,000

10,000

7,000

0

Powys Rhondda

10,000

10,000

4,000

5,000

2,000

Cynon Taff

31 ,000

24,000

29,000

21,000

5,000

Swansea

49,000

41,000

23,000

9,000

0

Torfaen Vale of

8,000

11,000

0

0

0

Glamorgan

19,000

5,000

31,000

34,000

21,000

Wrexham

25,000

24,000

19,000

15,000

17,000

Total

330,000

270,000

220,000

170,000

90,000

Notes: 1. Amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand. Amounts too small after rounding are shown with a dash. 2. Totals are rounded to the nearest 10,000. 3. The latest available audited expenditure information for discretionary housing payments is for the financial year 2006-07. 4. Zero indicates local authorities who did not underspend.