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Council Tax Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Scottish National Party, Angus

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much council tax benefit was paid in Scotland in 2003–04 (a) in total and (b) broken down by (i) local authority area and (ii) parliamentary constituency.

Photo of Mr Chris Pond Mr Chris Pond Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is not available for parliamentary constituencies. The available information is in the following table.

Council tax benefit expenditure in Scotland 2003–04by local authority
Local authority Council tax benefit expenditure

(£ million)

Scotland 335.4
Aberdeen 10.4
Aberdeenshire 7.1
Angus 4.9
Argyll-Bute 5.3
Clackmannanshire 3.2
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar 1.6
Dumfries and Galloway 7.5
Dundee 12.9
East Ayrshire 8.6
East Dunbartonshire 3.9
East Lothian 4.8
East Renfrewshire 3.2
Edinburgh 25.3
Falkirk 7.4
Fife 18.6
Glasgow 78.5
Highland 10.7
Inverclyde 7.4
Midlothian 4.4
Moray 3.1
North Ayrshire 10.1
North Lanarkshire 22.7
Orkney 0.7
Perth and Kinross 5.5
Renfrewshire 12.5
Scottish Borders 4.6
Shetland 0.6
South Ayrshire 7.0
South Lanarkshire 20.5
Stirling 4.1
West Dunbartonshire 9.8
West Lothian 8.6

Source:

2003–04 Final Audited Subsidy Data

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