HC Deb 07 June 1989 vol 154 c175W
53. Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people in Scotland are in receipt of housing benefit in the private and public sectors, respectively.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The estimated number of recipients in 1988–89 in Scotland is:

Rent rebate (public sector) 490,000
Rent allowance (private sector) 75,000