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Housing

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Baroness King of Bow Baroness King of Bow Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claimants in Tower Hamlets are in receipt of the Shared Room Rate of Local Housing Allowance.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

It is estimated that in Tower Hamlets 1,150 claimants were receiving the Shared Accommodation Rate of Local Housing Allowance in March 2010.

Source: Equality Impact Assessment of the increase to the Shared Accommodation Rate age threshold, available on the DWP website at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/eia-hb-shared-accommodation-age- threshold.pdf.

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