Housing Benefit: South Lanarkshire

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th January 2011.

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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 local housing allowance who have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for more than 12 months are resident in (a) South Lanarkshire and (b) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency.

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

The information is not available.

Neither the total number of jobseeker's allowance claimants receiving housing benefit nor the duration of such claims is available. The relevant analysis has not been quality assured to National Statistics standard, and to do so would incur disproportionate cost.

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