Housing Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 20 June 2005.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many private tenants are in receipt of housing benefit; and what estimate he has made of the cost of housing benefit for private tenants in 2005–06, broken down by local authority.

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

Information about the number of private tenants in receipt of housing benefit, broken down by local authority, has been placed in the Library.

No estimate is available for the cost of housing benefit broken down by local authority for 2005–06.

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