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Housing Benefit

Volume 711: debated on Thursday 11 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 21 May (WA 361), whether the appropriate proportion of the £3.72 billion paid in 2005–06 and £4.14 billion paid in 2006–07 as housing benefit in relation to private tenancies in Great Britain is estimated to have been recouped as income tax from private landlords; and what was that amount. [HL4044]

Estimates of the amount of income tax paid by private landlords on income derived from housing benefit paid in relation to private tenancies are not available.