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Housing Benefit

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of tenants of (a) registered social landlords and (b) local authorities were in receipt of housing benefit in each of the last three years. (272110)

Estimates of the percentages of registered social landlord tenants and local authority tenants in receipt of housing benefit in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 are provided in the following table. These estimates are based on data from the Survey of English Housing.

Social sector households in receipt of housing benefit, England, 2004-05 to 2006-07

Percentage

Tenure

Local authority

Registered social landlord1

All social renters

2004-05

62

61

61

2005-06

62

60

61

2006-07

63

63

63

1 Sometimes referred to as housing associations.

Source:

Communities and Local Government, Survey of English Housing