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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 1st July 1986.


Mr. Freeson Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the housing benefit returns for each of the past three years for the London boroughs of Brent, Barnet and Camden.

Mr. Major On the basis of information provided by the London boroughs of Brent, Barnet and Camden in connection with their subsidy claims, it is estimated that the average number of recipients of rent rebate, rent allowance and rate rebates is:


Benefit | 1984-85 | 1985-86 | 1986-87


Brent

Rent rebates | 13,500 | 13,500 | 10,200

Rent allowances | 8,000 | 8,100 | 9,700

Rate rebates | 39,800 | 39,900 | 33,500


Barnet

Rent rebates | 12,300 | 12,000 | 11,500

Rent allowances | 7,500 | 7,700 | 7,400

Rate rebates | 30,700 | 30,400 | 29,200


Camden

Rent rebates | 17,800 | 17,800 | 17,800

Rent allowances | 9,100 | 9,800 | 9,600

Rate rebates | 29,500 | 30,400 | 30,000