London Housing Benefit figures

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3613
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree that the latest statistics that 40% of inner London families receive some form of housing benefit are deeply worrying and the figures reveal the failure of past regional and national policies? Steve O'Connell

Answer

Answer for London Housing Benefit figures

Answer for London Housing Benefit figures

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The DWP figures reveal that Hackney is the only one of the fourteen inner London boroughs where this is the case, but nevertheless it is indeed clear evidence of the failure of previous policies.