asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has of employers charging non-salaried employees a rent as high as £16 per week for tied houses.
According to the 1977 General Household Survey, 1 per cent. of those interviewed who rented their accommodation with their job or business paid a gross annual rent, before deduction of rent rebate or allowance, of more than £1,000 and a further 0·7 per cent. paid between £800 and £1,000. No information is available as to whether or not the occupants of the accommodation were salaried.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give details of the highest weekly rent charged for a tied cottage, known to his Department; and if he will state by whom this rent is charged.
We do not collect sytematic information about rents charged for individual tied cottages and it would be a breach of confidence to disclose such information as we have.