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Income Support: Mortgages

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the number of people receiving assistance from his Department with the cost of meeting mortgage interest repayments. (270854)

The most recent information available is in the following table.

Number of people receiving assistance with mortgage interest in Great Britain, as at November 2008


Income support


Jobseeker's allowance (income based)


Pension Credit



1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.

2. The best statistics on benefits are now derived from 100 per cent. data sources. However, the 5 per cent. sample data still provide some detail not yet available from the 100 per cent. data sources.

3. Mortgage interest can only be claimed on income-based jobseeker's allowance.


Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, 5 per cent. sample.