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Housing Benefit: Scotland

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th 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 were also in receipt of (A) jobseeker's allowance and (B) employment and support allowance in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) housing benefit recipients and (b) local housing allowance recipients in (i) housing association and (ii) private sector housing in the (A) Dumfries and Galloway local authority area and (B) Dumfries and Galloway constituency 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. This includes those receiving income-based jobseeker's allowance and income-related employment and support allowance, but not those on contributory benefits.

The available information is shown in the following table. 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.

Number of passported housing benefit recipients due to receipt of income-based jobseeker's allowance or income-related employment and support allowance, September 2010
Dumfries and Galloway South Lanarkshire
Number Percentage Number
All housing benefit recipients 11,730 - 26,970
Income-based JSA 1,250 11 2,870
Income-related ESA 410 4 1,060
Registered social landlord tenants 8,700 - 4,150
Income-based JSA 840 10 330
Income-related ESA 300 4 120
Regulated private rented sector tenants 90 - 60
Income-based JSA (1)- - (1)-
Income-related ESA (1)- - (1)-
Deregulated private rented sector tenants (LHA) 1,690 - 3,760
Income-based JSA 280 17 670
Income-related ESA 60 4 210
Deregulated private rented sector tenants (non-LHA) 950 - 1,020
Income-based JSA 30 5 60
Income-related ESA 10 1 20
(1) Fewer than 5.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 recipients.

Source:

Single housing benefit extract.

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