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Housing Benefit

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) calendar days and (b) working days on average each local authority took to process (i) new housing benefit claims and (ii) housing benefit claims submitted by existing recipients as a result of a change in circumstances in each of the last (A) 12 months and (B) five years. (257192)

I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave to the hon. Member for Cardiff, Central (Jenny Willott) on 14 January 2009, Official Report, column 762W.

Information is not available in working days or for individual months.