asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, for the latest available date, what are the numbers of (a) retirement and (b) invalidity pensioners in Scotland in receipt of rent rebates and rate rebates, respectively.
Information is available only for all pensioners. There were 173,000 pensioners in receipt of rent rebates at 30 September 1981. Rate rebates were received by 249,000 pensioners in 1980–81.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the numbers of local authority and private unfurnished tenants in Scotland receiving rent rebates and rent allowances, respectively, from April 1975 to the latest convenient date; and if he will express these figures as a percentage of those estimated to be eligible for each benefit.
The information requested in respect of the year to 30 September 1981 is:
|Local authority tenants receiving rent rebates
|Private tenants receiving rent allowances*
|* Figures for private unfurnished tenancies are not available.