Housing Benefit: 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 what proportion of (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance recipients in (i) South Lanarkshire and (ii) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency in (A) the private sector and (B) other housing were also in receipt of (1) jobseeker's allowance and (2) employment and support allowance in the latest period for which figures are available.

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

The information is not available.

Information is only collected on the number of claimants on housing benefit in receipt of a passporting benefit, which includes income-based jobseeker's allowance and income-related employment and support allowance, but not the total number of housing benefit claimants on jobseeker's allowance or employment and support allowance.

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