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Unrebated Rents

Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the average unrebated rents paid by recipients of (a) rent rebates and (b) rent allowances, distinguishing between single people, childless couples and married couples with two and four children.

Average weekly unrebated rents of rent rebate and rent allowance recipients in the financial year 1978–79–first three-quarters—were:

Rent rebate recipientsRent allowance recipients (unfurnished tenancies)
Single person5·504·40
Married couple with no dependent children5·904·90
These estimates are based on the 1978 family expenditure survey. Because of the smallness of the sample, reliable estimates are not available in respect of families with two or four dependent children.The estimates of rent, particularly those relating to rent allowance recipients, are subject to substantial sampling error and should be treated with caution.