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 how many recipients of (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance in (i) South Lanarkshire and (ii) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency share their tenancy with a non-dependant for which a deduction is made from their entitlement.

Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance in Edinburgh East constituency share their tenancy with a non-dependant in respect of whom a deduction is made from their entitlement.

Photo of Katy Clark Katy Clark Labour, North Ayrshire and Arran

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance in North Ayrshire and Arran constituency share their tenancy with a non-dependent person for whom a deduction is made from their entitlement.

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

The information requested is not available at the local level.

The Department does collect information on non-dependant deductions but to assess the completeness of recording and quality assure the figures would incur a disproportionate cost.

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