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Housing Benefit

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made of the expenditure by local authorities on housing benefit administration in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09. (309532)

The Department does not hold information on local authorities' expenditure on housing benefit administration.

Such information as is available for local authorities in England is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government; in Scotland it is a matter for the Scottish Parliament; and in Wales it is a matter for the National Assembly for Wales.