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Volume 32: debated on Friday 26 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) following the statement of the Secretary of State for Wales insisting on an increase in maintenance and management expenditure of 7 per cent., whether this is also the policy for England; and what the average rent increase weekly will be in addition to the 85p already announced;(2) if he will state the latest estimate of the number of council houses a council needs to sell in order to obtain the funds to build one new one.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what weight council house rents have in the retail prices index; and if he will publish in the Official Report, a table showing the change in the weight in each of the past 10 years, the movement in this index compared to the whole, and the implied amount spent on such rents in the current financial year.