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Council House Rents

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the estimated average weekly council house rent and the total rental income in Scotland in each year from 1976–77 to 1978–79 and the estimated total and average cen- tral Government subsidy and rate fund contributed to housing revenue accounts for each of those years, all expressed in 1976 survey prices.

The forecasts of public expenditure on housing require a

(a)Rental income…154 million163 million180 million
(b) Average weekly rent (per house)3·403·603·90
(c) Central government subsidies to housing revenue accounts.162 million156 million160 million
(d) Average central government subsidy (per house)186177180
(e) Rate fund contributions to the housing revenue accounts.35 million51 million38 million
(f) Average rate fund contribution (per house)405843