Skip to main content

Housing Subsidies

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average subsidy per council house; and what is the average subsidy in the form of tax relief for owner-occupiers.

Direct comparisons are very difficult and potentially misleading, but the relevant figures for England in 1977–78 on the basis of the latest estimates are:

Average subsidy from central Government and rate fund (excluding rent rebates) per council dwelling228
Average tax relief and option mortgage subsidy
per owner-occupied dwelling117
per mortgagor206