HC Deb 12 November 1968 vol 773 c65W
54. Captain W. Elliot

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the income limit at which a rate rebate will be refused to a person who is in receipt of social security allowances.

Mr. Skeffington

Most persons getting supplementary benefit have their rate liability taken fully into account in the amount of their benefit, so they cannot be given a rate rebate as well. In the exceptional cases where the amount of supplementary benefit is limited so as not to cover the rate liability fully, rate rebate can still be claimed, within the same gross income limits as apply to anyone else.

60. Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what are the latest figures for the Northern Region of persons receiving rate rebates; and how these compare with the earliest available figures.

Mr. Skeffington

The latest and the earliest figures about rate rebates are given for each local authority in Cmnd. 3725, copies of which were sent to all hon. Members in August.