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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 local housing allowance claimants living in the private rented sector in Tower Hamlets are between 25 and 35 years old.

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

In Tower Hamlets in February 2011 there were 1,870 local housing allowance claims in the 25 to 34 age group. This includes single claimants and couples, with and without children.

Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE).


1. The data refers to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.

2. The age of a couple is based on the elder of the claimant and their partner.

3. Recipients are as at the second Thursday of the month.

4. SHBE is a monthly electronic scan of claimant level data direct from local authority computer systems. It replaces quarterly aggregate clerical returns.

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