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Council Tax Benefits: Greater London

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many outstanding unprocessed (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit claims there were in each London borough in each (i) quarter of each year from 1998 to 2008 and (ii) of the last 12 months; and what the average number of days taken to process (A) council tax benefit and (B) housing benefit applications was in each London borough in each (1) quarter of each year from 1998 to 2008 and (2) of the last 12 months. (257175)

I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave the hon. Member for Northavon (Steve Webb) on 5 February 2009, Official Report, column 1417W.