§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much invalidity benefit was paid to(a) men and (b) women in the latest available year; and what is the latest available number of (i) male and (ii) female claimants.
§ Mr. Hague
The available information is in the table.
IVB beneficiaries Percentage of incapacitated on 3 April 1993 Percentage of estimated annual IVB expenditure1 Men 1,156,000 78 per cent. Women 424,000 22 per cent. 1 estimated invalidity benefit—IVB— paid in the final week of the 1992–93 statistical year.
1. All information in the table is based on a 1 per cent. sample of claimants to benefit within Great Britain, rated up by 100 and rounded to the nearest thousand.
Housing benefit and council tax benefit estimated expenditure at May 93: by the number of working adults in a family unit and whether the claimant is aged between 18 and 24 £ Millions Housing benefit Annual housing benefit expenditure (£) estimated from a sample taken in the last week of May 1993 Council tax benefit Annual council tax benefit expenditure (£) estimated from a sample taken in the last week of May 1993 Claimant aged between 18 to 24 Others Total Claimant aged between 18 to 24 Others Total No-one in the benefit unit working 425.1 1855.8 2280.9 58.3 347.7 406.1 (a) One adult in the benefit unit working 41.2 359.3 400.6 5.0 80.2 85.3 Single parents included in (a) n/a n/a 222.2 n/a n/a 39.0 (b) Two adults in the benefit unit working 0.6 17 17.6 0.1 6.4 6.5 (c) Three or more adults in the benefit unit working 1 2 2 1 0.5 0.5
Housing benefit management information system, 1 per cent. sample May 93. Symbols and abbreviations:
1Nil or negligible
2 Amount rounded to zero
n/a not appropriate
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand.
2. Adults in work can include claimants, their partners and non-dependants.
3. The figures are for family benefit units which may be a single person or couple, with a dependant aged up to 16, or 19 if the dependant is in full-time non-advanced education.