§ Mr. Gardner
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, what sums were allocated to the Basford Rural District Council in respect of rates rebates in 1967–68 and in the five preceding years.
§ Mr. Skeffington
Figures for 1966–67 and 1967–68, the first two years of operation of the rate rebate scheme, are as follows:
1966–67 1967–68 Total rebate afforded … £9,751 £10,177 Number of recipients:? 1st half year … 1,108 1,219 2nd half year … 1,188 1,181 Average rebate for the year … £8 10s. £8 9s.
75 per cent. of the total amount afforded is met by the Exchequer.