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Rent And Rate Rebates

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give the figure, for the latest date available, of the sum of money paid out to council house tenants in England and Wales in the form of rent and rate rebates.

The information requested is as follows:

Rent Rebates
1977–8 (estimated)
England£310·7 million
Wales£22·3 million
Rate Rebates
1977–78 (estimated)
England£51 million
Wales£2 million
The figures given for rate rebates include rating authority tenants and GLC tenants in London but do not include tenants of GLC properties outside London or tenants of county council or new town corporation properties. They include the amount paid by local authorities under local variations to the statutory scheme.