§ Mr. Donnelly
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the number of tenants of municipally-owned houses in receipt of rate rebates; and what are the total number of tenants.
§ Mr. Skeffington
The England and Wales estimate for 1967–68 is about 115,000 out of rather more than 4,000,000; the indications for 1968–69 are of a slight increase. A further 850,000 local authority tenants have been getting supplementary benefit, which usually covers rates in full.