HC Deb 07 December 1995 vol 268 cc376-7W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many housing benefits were claimed in Bournemouth in 1989–90 and 1994–95. [3442]

Mr. Andrew Mitchell

The information is set out in the table.

Average number of housing benefit recipients in the Bournemouth local authority area during 1989–90 and 1994–95
Year Number of recipients
1989–90 11,900
1994–95 15,500


Housing Benefit Management Information System quarterly caseload counts.


  1. 1. Figures refer to the number of benefit units which may be a single person or a couple.
  2. 2. The figure for 1989–90 excludes those recipients of rate rebate only.
  3. 3. Figures are an average of the four quarterly caseload counts taken in May, August, November and February of the above financial years.