Dear Magherafelt District Council,

1. How much was spent on Housing Benefit payments in the year 2012/2013
2. How much was spent on on Local Housing Allowance payments in the year 2012/2013
3. How many households was the Local Housing Allowance paid for?
4. How many households was the Housing Benefit paid for?

Yours faithfully,

Alan Malzard

Maria Dale, Magherafelt District Council

Dear Alan

Thank you for your email which we received on the 30 September 2013 regarding Housing benefit payments and local housing allowance.
Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I can advise that this Council is not responsible for Housing Benefit payments or local housing allowance. Therefore we do not hold the information you have requested. In Northern Ireland Housing is the responsibility of the Housing Executive. You may wish to contact
The Records Officer
5th Floor
The Housing Centre,
NIHE, 2 Adelaide Street
Belfast BT2 8PB
Telephone 02890240588
e-mail [email address]

I trust that you will find the response satisfies the duty of disclosure imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, I would advise you that if you are unhappy with the response or if you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request you have the right to seek a review of this matter by writing to:

The Chief Executive
Magherafelt District Council
50 Ballyronan Road
Magherafelt
BT45 6EN

If after such a review you are still unhappy with the response, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner who will undertake an independent review. The Information Commissioner may be contacted at the following address:

Information Commissioner's Officer
51 Adelaide Street
BELFAST
BT2 8FE

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Regards

Maria Dale
Policy and Development Officer
Magherafelt District Council -50 Ballyronan Road - Magherafelt - BT45 6EN
T: (028) 79397979 - - F: (028) 79397980 -
W: www.magherafelt.gov.uk E: [email address]

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