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Housing Benefit

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in housing benefit has been paid to tenants of (a) housing associations and (b) local authorities, including arm's length management organisations, since 1997; and what estimate he has made of the effect on housing benefit costs of tenants transferring from council management to registered social landlords as part of stock transfers in each of those years. (229403)

I refer my hon. Friend to the written answer given on 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 613W.