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Hospital Houses

Volume 655: debated on Monday 12 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Health what was the average annual rent at the latest available date for 3, 4 and 5 apartment hospital houses.

About £47 a year early in 1961 for houses occupied by staff. No figures are available of rents paid by other tenants or of rents paid for houses of different sizes.

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the provisions for the levying of rates, or contributions in lieu of rates, on hospital houses in England and Wales.

Hospital houses rank as Crown property exempt from rates, but hospital authorities add to their tenants' rents the amount of contributions in lieu of rates made to rating authorities on the basis of current poundages.