HC Deb 30 April 1968 vol 763 cc163-4W
Mr. Gordon Oakes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many ratepayers in the County Borough of Bolton have obtained rebates of their rates; what is the total annual amount of such rebates; and what is the average rebate per claimant.

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 £35,299 £29,941
Number of recipients—
1st half year 3,635 2,946
2nd half year 3,856 2,938
Average rebate for the year £9 8s. £10 4s.