Housing Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th December 2010.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what the average amount of housing benefit paid was for each tenure type in (a) South Lanarkshire and (b) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency in the latest period for which figures are available;

(2) what the average amount of local housing allowance paid was for each tenure type in (a) South Lanarkshire and (b) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency in the latest period for which figures are available;

(3) how many people in (a) South Lanarkshire and (b) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency receive local housing allowance.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is not available at the constituency level.

At present geographic breakdowns are only available for local authorities and regions. However, an exercise is being undertaken to add other geographical areas to the data; this will include parliamentary constituencies

At August 2010, our records show that in South Lanarkshire there were 3,570 recipients of housing benefit assessed under the local housing allowance arrangements. The average housing benefit award for each available tenure type is shown in the table.

Average housing benefit awards in South Lanarkshire by tenure type, August 2010
Tenure type Average housing benefit (£ per week)
Local authority tenant 53.80
Registered social landlord tenant 67.26
Private regulated tenant 76.19
Private deregulated tenant (LHA) 92.88
Private deregulated tenant (non-LHA) 81.80
All tenures 62.29

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