To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people's local housing allowance was paid direct to their landlord in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London in the latest period for which figures are available.
The information is in the following table:
|Housing benefit claimants subject to local housing allowance, November 2011|
|London||London borough of Bexley|
|Housing benefit claimants subject to local housing allowance||218,320||4,160|
|Of which paid to landlord||49,520||990|
|Notes: 1. The figures refer to benefit units which may be a single person or a couple. 2. The figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. 3. SHBE is a monthly electronic scan of claimant level data direct from local authority computer systems. Over time this will improve the accuracy, timeliness and level, of detail available in the published statistics, as the information supplied is quality assured. Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE)|