§ Mr. Gardner
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, what sums were allocated to the Beeston and Stapleford Urban District Council in respect of rates rebates in 1967–68 and for 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 £12,579 £11,875 Number of recipients:— 1st half year 818 870 2nd half year 1,003 890 Average rebate for the year £13 16s. £13 10s.
75 per cent. of the total amount afforded is met by the Exchequer.