HC Deb 17 February 1970 vol 796 cc83-4W
Mr. Rossi

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will state the average rents determined by rent assessment committees in Greater London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol, Teesside, Coventry, Nottingham, Hull and in each of the London boroughs, and also for England and Wales as a whole.

Mr. Denis Howell

Average rents determined by rent assessment committees since the start of rent regulation, in cases in the areas asked about, are given in the table below. These figures should be treated with caution, since a comparatively small proportion of cases are referred to committees, and dwellings subject to regulation differ widely in value, so that the reference to a committee of several dwellings at one or the other extreme of value can result in an average rent that is far from indicative of overall averages for the area.

£ per annum
Greater London 245
Birmingham 170
Liverpool 129*
Manchester 87
Sheffield 211
Leeds 105*
Bristol 182*
Teesside 146
Coventry 178*
Nottingham 108*
Hull ? 76*
London Borough of
Westminster 376
Camden 275
Islington 175
Hackney 190
Tower Hamlets 106
Greenwich 157
Lewisham 194
Southwark 168
Lambeth 261
Wandsworth 263
Hammersmith 229
Kensington and Chelsea 432
Waltham Forest 197
Redbridge 248
Havering 237*
Barking 192*
Newham 150
Bexley 218*
Bromley 267*
Croydon 250
Sutton 262*
Merton 226
Kingston/Thames 274
Richmond/Thames 312
Hounslow 247
Hillingdon 250*
Ealing 289
Brent 231
Harrow 286*
Barnet 329
Haringey 249
Enfield 225
City of London
England and Wales as a whole 216

NOTE. Average rents marked with an asterisk are based on fewer than 50 cases.