§ Mr. Fatchett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Leeds metropolitan district council area are in receipt of (a) child benefit, (b) housing benefit, (c) additional heating allowance, (d) invalidity benefit, (e) mobility allowance and (f) sickness benefit for the latest date available.
§ Mr. Lyell
The information is as followsHousing benefit: information is not available in the precise form requested. The estimated number of rate rebate recipients in the Leeds City Council area in 1985–86 was 99,000.Invalidity benefit and sickness benefit: no separate figures are available for these benefits. However, at 23 September 1986 there were 13,351 people in the 123W area receiving benefit on account of incapacity for work. (This figure excludes people living in the Wetherby area, because of local office boundaries.)Child benefit and mobility allowance: these benefits are administered centrally and there is no information specific to Leeds.Additional heating allowance: the information is not readily available and could be obtained only at excessive cost.