§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the total number of rebates, and the average amount of rebate, granted on the rents of local authority houses; and what percentage this represents of the total rent income as at 31st May and 28th November, 1963, respectively.
§ Mr. Noble
As set out in the 1963 Rent Return (Cmnd. 2277) published on 6th March, the total number of rebates granted on the rents of permanent local authority houses in Scotland at 28th November, 1963, was 29,952, and the average amount was £14 13s. 1d. Rebates represented 2.1 per cent. of local authorities' total rent income. Figures for May, 1963, are not available.