§ Mr. Body
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many persons in receipt of National Assistance who live in the areas of the Basildon Urban District Council and Brentwood Urban District Council, respectively, have so far received assistance arising from the operation of the Rent Act, 1957.
§ Miss Pitt
I am informed by the National Assistance Board that separate figures are not available for the areas of the Basildon and Brentwood Urban District Councils, but that in the Board's office at Brentwood, which serves those areas and a small part of another urban district, 198 weekly assistance grants had been increased up to 1st March to provide for rent increases under the Rent Act.