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Housing Benefit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 228631, tabled on 20 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average housing benefit paid in (a) Islington, (b) Greater London and (c) England was for tenants of (i) council property, (ii) housing associations and (iii) the private sector in each of the last three years.

Answered on

25 March 2015

The information we have is for the average weekly Housing Benefit award, by tenure and various geographies, up to November 2014 and this is available at:

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

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