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Council Tax and Housing Benefits

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many outstanding unprocessed council tax benefit claims there were in each local authority area in each (a) quarter of each year from 1999 to 2008 and (b) of the last 12 months; (249428)

(2) what the average number of days taken to process council tax benefit applications was in (a) each quarter of each year from 1999 to 2008 and (b) each of the last 12 months;

(3) what the average number of days taken to process housing benefit applications was in (a) each quarter of each year from 1999 to 2008 and (b) each of the last 12 months;

(4) how many outstanding unprocessed housing benefit claims there were in each local authority area in (a) each quarter of each year from 1999 to 2008 and (b) each of the last 12 months.