§ 43. Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what was the total value of rate rebates granted in the borough of Hartlepool during the past year; how many single and married 56W claimants, respectively, benefited; what was the rebate worth on average to each type of claimant; and what was the total value of rate relief to all ratepayers granted by Her Majesty's Government for the same period.
§ Mr. Skeffington
In 1968–69 rebates amounting to £15,780 were afforded in Hartlepool. The number of recipients was 1,163 in the first half year and 1,394 in the second. The average amount of rebate for the year was £12 8s. 0d.
We do not collect separate figures for married and single applicants.
The 75 per cent. Government grant towards the cost of rebates amounted to £11,835.