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Public Sector Housing (Subsidy)

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the average annual subsidy to public sector tenants in both Dundee and Scotland in each of the past three years; and if he will express the figures at constant prices, taking 1979 as equal to 100.

Since it is not possible to provide figures for Dundee district for the whole public sector—that is including the SSHA as well as the local authority tenants—I have made the comparison below in terms of local authority tenants only:

Dundee (local authority) £Scotland (local authority) £
Average annual subsidy per tenant
1981–82 Estimate340375
Average annual subsidy per tenant at 1979–80 average prices
1981–82 Estimate260290
I have taken subsidies to include Exchequer subsidies, rate fund contributions and rent rebates, but not assistance received by tenants as part of supplementary benefit.