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Council Houses (Rents)

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance he intends to give to local authorities as to the level of council house rents that they may wish to fix for the year 1979–80; and if he will make a statement.

The rate support grant settlement for 1979–80 assumed an average rent increase of 42p per week. Local authorities have already been informed of this.