asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many local authorities in Great Britain do not operate the rent rebate schemes; and if he will give a list of such authorities in the Official Report.
Local authorities are not required to notify my right hon. Friend of their rent policies and he is therefore unable to give the exact information the hon. Member seeks; but according to the 1963–64 Housing Statistics for England and Wales of the Institute of Municipal Treasurers and Accountants (which cover more than two-thirds of all authorities) some 59 per cent. of authorities do not operate rent rebate schemes.