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Council House Tenants (Rent Arrears)

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the proportion of the £61·9 million owed in rent for 1977–78 by council house tenants in Scotland, which is owed by council house tenants who have already received money from social security to pay that rent.

At 30 September 1977 local housing authorities in Scotland estimated that rent arrears amounted to £7·6 million.Persons receiving social security benefit are not distinguished in the statistics which are collected for rent arrears.