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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Housing Benefit

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Housing Benefit on 26th June 1986.

Mr. Hargreaves Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total amount of resources committed by his Department to Hyndburn in the form of a housing benefit for the years 1984-85 and 1985-86.

Mr. Major Subsidy payments to Hyndburn borough council for benefits granted under the housing benefits scheme amounted to about £3,890,000 in 1984–85 and £4,360,000 in 1985-86. The figures for 1985-86 is based on the council's estimated expenditure and is subject to revision.