Housing Benefit

Date of Answer: 12.07.2010

Column References: 513 c521-2W

Member Tabling Question: McKinnell, Catherine

Topic: Housing Benefit

Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of (a) pensioners, (b) persons of working age in work, (c) persons of working age and unemployed, (d) social sector tenants and (e) private sector tenants in receipt of housing benefit in Newcastle upon Tyne North constituency.

Answering Department: Department for Work and Pensions

Member Answering Question: Webb, Steve

Answer: The information is not available at the constituency level.The available information on housing benefit recipients is published at: http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/hb_ctb/hbctb_release_jun10.xls An exercise is being undertaken to add other geographical areas to the housing benefit data: this will include parliamentary constituencies. It is hoped this exercise will be completed by early 2011.

Question Number: 7034

Date Tabled: 06.07.2010

Date for Answer: 12.07.2010