§ Mr. Mitchison
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what were the average rents of three-bedroom houses on council and non-council tenancies in the Metropolitan police district and the City of London and elsewhere in England and Wales on the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. Sandys
My information relating to non-council tenancies, a summary of which was published in Cmnd. 17, does not distinguish between dwellings of different sizes. For council tenancies I have returns made by the great majority of local authorities in England and Wales. These show average weekly net rents of three-bedroom dwellings in housing revenue accounts on 31st March, 1956, as follows: 21s. 4d. for the London County Council; 22s. 6d. for metropolitan borough councils; 14s. 1½d. for county borough councils; 16s. 8d. for non-county borough councils; 15s. 7d. for urban district councils; and 16s. 5d. for rural district councils.