Housing Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14 June 2005.

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Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average housing benefit payment in (a) the London borough of Haringey and (b) Greater London has been in each of the last eight years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

holding answer 13 June 2005

The information is in the table.

Average weekly housing benefit payments in London borough of Haringey and the Government Office Region of London
£ per week
As at November: Haringey London
1997 70.50 60.94
1998 72.13 62.45
1999 73.59 65.59
2000 77.97 68.78
2001 84.23 73.55
2002 93.73 81.69
2003 99.23 84.42
2004 108.51 92.42


1. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.

2. The average amounts have been rounded to the nearest penny.

3. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated.

4. Housing benefit figures exclude any Extended Payment cases.


Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly 100 per cent. caseload stock-count taken in November 1997 to 2004.

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