asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report the number of claimants eligible but not claiming (a) rent rebates, (b) rent allowances for unfurnished tenants, and (c) rent allowances for furnished tenants on what basis his Department's calculation is made; what is the total value of unclaimed benefit for each of the three rebates; and what are the corresponding figures for the past five years.
Following are the available estimates:
|NUMBER OF TENANTS ELIGIBLE BUT NOT CLAIMING RENT REBATES AND ALLOWANCES—ENGLAND AND WALES: 1973–1976|
|Rent Rebates Number||Rent allowances (unfurnished) Number|
|April 1976||…||250–300||Not available|
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report the total expenditure on rent rebates and allowances for each year since 1970; and if he will also express these sums in 1977 prices.
Rent rebates and allowances first became mandatory under the Housing Finance Act 1972. The figures for England are:
|Outturn Prices||1977 Survey Prices|