Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Housing Benefit on 10th July 1986.
Mr. Raynsford Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Coventry, South-
Mr. Major As I explained in my reply to the hon. Member for Coventry, South-
Mr. Alton Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list in the Official Report a borough breakdown of moneys paid to landlords on behalf of public and private tenants in housing benefit during 1985-
(2) what is the highest individual weekly sum currently paid to a landlord in housing benefit;
(3) what percentage of the sum paid in housing benefit during 1985-
(4) how many domestic hereditaments owned by private landlords house tenants in receipt of housing benefits.
Mr. Major We do not collect information on direct payments of housing benefit to landlords, or on the number of dwellings owned by private landlords which are occupied by tenants in receipt of housing benefit. In 1985-
Mr. Alton Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he intends to send a reply to the letter of the hon. Member for Liverpool, Mossley Hill, of 15 May on housing benefit and to which he said on 2 July, Official Report, column 1040, he had signed a reply.
Mr. Major I have written to the hon. Member.