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Rent Rebates

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health if he will consider improving the housing facilities for families by circu- larising local authorities with a view to the adoption of the method approved by the late Mr. Wheatley, of granting to suitable tenants of houses under their control a rebate of rent, based either on the number of their dependent children or, alternatively, on the extent to which the income coming into the home falls below a specified sum per member of the household.

:Local authorities are already aware of the powers given to them in Section 85 of the Housing Act, 1936, to grant rebates from rent subject to such terms and conditions as they may think fit, and I do not consider that there is occasion at the present time to issue a special circular on the subject.