HC Deb 02 February 1970 vol 795 c52W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if it is intended to increase the income limits for entitlement to rate rebates in the foreseeable future; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Denis Howell

My right hon. Friend proposes to lay before the House in due course a draft order under paragraph 14 of the 9th Schedule to the General Rate Act, 1967 to raise the income limit for a single person to £10 per week and that for a married couple to £12 5s. per week with effect from 1st October, 1970.