§ Mr. Rooney
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many applications have been made for extended payment of housing benefit and council tax benefit and how many have been successful by standard region and Great Britain as a whole and by(a) gender and (b) ethnicity, specifying the numbers who were (i) registered unemployed, (ii) recipients of a training allowance, (iii) lone parents and (iv) carers and the duration of the benefit claim since the inception of the scheme. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
Information concerning the gender, ethnicity and duration of claim in respect of housing benefit and council tax benefit extended payments is not collected. The remaining information will be available early next year.