Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Housing Benefit – 1 July 1986

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