asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Scotland Exchange on 21 April, Official Report, c. 114, if these figures include the most recent increases in council house rents; and if he will estimate the figure for each of the five cities for 1982–83.
The figures in my answer of 21 April—[Vol. 22, c. 114]—are estimates of average unrebated rents over the financial year 1981–82 and take into account rent increases which the authorities in question had made since 1 April 1981, or planned to make by 31 March 1982, as notified to my Department in the subsidy claim forms for 1981–82 which they returned in late summer/early autumn of 1981. I have not yet received information from these authorities on the rent increases which they have made, or plan to make during 1982–83. For such information, I therefore refer the hon. Member to the authorities concerned.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the average council house rent at the latest date for which figures are available for London boroughs.
I shall answer this question shortly.