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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
(1) what the total amount of rent arrears of housing benefit recipients was in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area;
(2) how many housing benefit recipients have been evicted for rent arrears in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area;
(3) what estimate he has made of the number of households which accumulated rent arrears as a result of the time taken to process housing benefit claims in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.
The information is not available.