Housing Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many tenants are claiming local housing allowance in each of the 18 pathfinder areas; and if he will make a statement.

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

The information is in the following table:

Number of tenants claiming local housing allowance in Pathfinder areas, February 2006
Pathfinder Local housing allowance caseload
Original Pathfinders
Blackpool 8,600
Brighton and Hove 8,900
Conwy 2,400
Coventry 4,900
Edinburgh 6,300
Leeds 6,800
Lewisham 4,600
North East Lincolnshire 4,700
Teignbridge 2,100
Second Wave Group
Argyll and Bute 1,100
East Riding of Yorkshire 4,600
Guildford 700
Norwich 1,200
Pembrokeshire 1,800
Salford 2,000
South Norfolk 800
St. Helens 2,000
Wandsworth 3,100
18 Pathfinders total 66,600

1. These are the latest available validated data.

2. The reported figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.

3. The reported figures include transitionally protected cases.

4. The second wave group areas are not subject to evaluation but are assessing operational readiness.


DWP Pathfinder administrative data, February 2006.

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