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Housing Benefit: Greater London

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of housing benefit in each London borough in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (249555)

The available information is in the following table.

Number of housing benefit recipients in each London borough at August each year

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Barking

15,820

16,880

17,550

18,040

18,410

Barnet

18,180

19,950

20,710

20,810

21,780

Bexley

9,900

10,750

11,160

11,420

11,620

Brent

23,810

26,380

27,730

27,860

28,230

Bromley

13,920

14,500

15,310

15,650

15,860

Camden

27,400

27,810

28,280

28,210

27,990

City of London

1,100

1,140

1,170

1,150

1,170

Croydon

21,700

23,640

25,260

26,180

26,690

Ealing

20,440

22,320

23,450

24,080

24,610

Enfield

17,470

20,610

22,510

23,910

25,090

Greenwich

23,410

24,300

25,200

25,450

25,310

Hackney

30,550

34,180

35,030

34,960

35,010

Hammersmith and Fulham

18,430

19,430

20,090

20,060

20,380

Haringey

26,520

28,940

30,650

31,230

30,980

Harrow

9,040

11,450

11,610

13,180

12,490

Havering

9,770

10,490

10,660

10,910

11,160

Hillingdon

14,080

14,920

15,170

15,890

15,970

Hounslow

14,910

15,930

16,800

16,990

17,070

Islington

26,860

29,240

29,570

29,470

28,840

Kensington and Chelsea

14,590

15,630

15,640

8,540

16,060

Kingston upon Thames

6,290

6,790

7,130

7,180

7,250

Lambeth

32,880

34,820

36,390

36,000

35,070

Lewisham

27,390

28,530

29,100

29,380

29,100

Merton

8,680

9,830

10,150

10,370

10,570

Newham

31,750

32,380

33,770

34,090

33,520

Redbridge

11,820

12,760

13,520

14,460

14,630

Richmond upon Thames

7,680

8,000

8,090

8,550

8,080

Southwark

34,530

35,490

35,890

35,280

34,560

Sutton

8,650

9,010

9,200

9,550

9,740

Tower Hamlets

30,060

31,180

32,300

32,160

32,040

Waltham Forest

17,780

20,340

20,660

21,700

22,140

Wandsworth

20,040

22,390

22,960

23,280

23,200

Westminster

19,630

21,020

23,480

23,710

23,730

Notes:

1. The data refers to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.

2. The figures have been rounded to the nearest ten.

3. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated.

Source:

Housing benefit and council tax benefit management information system.