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Council House Tenants And Owner-Occupiers

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average figure, in pounds per council house, of all subsidies and other benefits granted to council house tenants.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average figure, in pounds per owner-occupied house, of all tax allowances, improvement grants and other benefits granted to owner-occupiers.

On the basis of the latest available information, the relevant figures for England and Wales in 1973–74 were as follows:

The average figure of tax allowances, improvement grants and other benefits granted to owner-occupiers, excluding assistance towards rates for which information is not available, was about £65 per owner-occupied house and about £101 per mortgagor. The average subsidy from the Exchequer and Rate Fund contributions per council house was about£105.