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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of housing benefit claimants rent from the private sector in each of the housing benefit Pathfinder areas.
The information is in the table.
All private(7) tenants
|Percentage of total housing benefit recipients that are private(7) tenants|
|Brighton and Hove||9,900||42.7|
|North East Lincoln||4,900||40.1|
(7)Excluding registered social landlords.
1. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.
2. The caseloads are rounded to the nearest hundred and percentages are given to one decimal place.
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 February 2005.