Council Housing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (a) how many people live in local authority housing in (i) Newcastle upon Tyne, (ii) the North East and (iii) England and (b) what proportion of such people are in receipt of housing benefit.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

Holding answer received on 11 January 2017

The Department's English Housing Survey estimates that in England 7% (1.6 million) of households lived in local authority housing in 2014-15 and about 61% of these were in receipt of Housing Benefit. Estimates are not available for local authority district and the Department does not publish regional estimates.

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