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Housing Benefit

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 21 May (WA 361), whether the appropriate proportion of the £3.72 billion paid in 2005—06 and £4.14 billion paid in 2006—07 as housing benefit in relation to private tenancies in Great Britain is estimated to have been recouped as income tax from private landlords; and what was that amount.

Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury

Estimates of the amount of income tax paid by private landlords on income derived from housing benefit paid in relation to private tenancies are not available.

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