HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 cc45-6W
57. Mr. Hooley

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what special steps are being taken to ensure that the new income levels at which rate rebates may be claimed are widely known among council tenants; and if he will list the new provisions in the Official Report.

Mr. Skeffington

My right hon. Friend will shortly be laying a draft Order prescribing higher income limits for rate rebate, which will require the approval of both Houses.

When the Order has been approved, my right hon. Friend will arrange for national publicity about the new limits and he will ask local authorities to take complementary steps locally.

Mr. MacColl

The following payments of housing subsidy were made to the city of Manchester in 1961–62 to 1967–68 inclusive:

Year Amount
1961–62 927,808
1962–63 1,033,276
1963–64 1,094,119
1964–65 1,432,594
1965–66 1,435,665
1966–67 1,523,806
1967–68 1,744,003

Note: These figures relate to payments made on claims for subsidy for new dwellings under the current Housing Subsidies Act 1967 and under superseded subsidy legislation.

Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what were the amounts paid by the Government to the city of Manchester in rate support grants, and their former equivalents, in each of the years from 1961–62 to 1967–68, inclusive.

Mr. Skeffington

The information is as follows: