§ Mr. William Powell
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish for each local authority in Northamptonshire the number of people presently receiving housing benefit and income support together with housing benefits; and what are the costs involved.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Initial estimates of housing benefit expenditure for 1991–92 from the Northamptonshire local authorities are in the table. The estimates do not distinguish between income support and non-income support cases.
Northamptonshire local authorities: Initial estimates of housing benefit expenditure—1991–92 £ million Corby 4.3 Daventry 2.7 East Northampton 2.8 Kettering 4.6 Northampton 14.2
£ million South Northants 2.5 Wellingborough 4.4
A count of the number of people receiving housing benefit on 31 May 1991 is to be taken by local authorities shortly. The results will be available by the late summer.