§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the average weekly level of housing benefit paid weekly in respect of supplementary benefit recipients in the latest period for which figures are available; and what breakdown of this information is available for different types of supplementary benefit recipients, classified according to number of dependants.
§ Mr. Lyell
The latest available information is for December 1985 and is given in the following table. Information is not collected on different types of supplementary benefit recipients, classified by number of dependants.
Average weekly level of certificated housing benefit (Great Britain) December 1985 £ All supplementary pensioners 15.05 All supplementary allowances 17.99 All beneficiaries 16.74