HC Deb 29 April 1968 vol 763 c121W
Mr. Derek Page

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, what action he proposes to take account of indirect rent rises, such as transfer of repairs costs to tenants, when computing rent increases for local authority tenants; and whether such indirect increases will be included in the proposed 7s. 6d. maximum increase.

Mr. MacColl

The transfer to tenants of responsibility for certain minor repairs is one means of moderating rent increases. Many authorities have already made this change and it can result in management economies and advantage to tenants. In considering whether or not proposed rent increases exceed the recommended limit of 7s. 6d. per week average increase in standard rents in any one year, I do not think it will be possible to go into detailed costing.