§ Mr. Robert Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the maximum amount of weekly housing allowance paid to a single unemployed person in London.
§ Mr. Burt
From a 1 per cent. sample of cases, the maximum weekly amount of housing benefit found in 1992 in London, where the claimant was single and unemployed, was £134.21.
(i) The data has been obtained from a 1 per cent. sample of cases, therefore, the figure is the maximum in the sample and the highest amount payable may not have been included.
(ii) "Housing Allowance" has been assumed to mean housing benefit.
(iii) "Unemployed" has been defined as those in receipt of unemployment benefit.
(iv) "London" has been defined as the inner and outer London boroughs.
The housing benefit and community charge benefit management information system and the income support annual statistical inquiry. The enquiries are a 1 per cent. sample of cases in Great Britain in May 1992.