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Council Rents

Volume 22: debated on Friday 23 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the proportion of any gross increase in council rents which is borne by public funds, whether via supplementary benefit or rent rebates.

A broad estimate is that some 40 per cent. of gross rent increases are effectively borne by public funds via increased rent rebates and supplementary benefit payments.