§ 77. Mr. John Lee
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average weekly increase in council house rents needed for subsidised dwellings on the basis that housing subsidies to the county borough of Reading were abolished, excepting old people's accommodation.
§ Mr. Freeson
In the light of information provided by the council, I estimate that the cost to Reading County Borough Council of abolishing Exchequer housing subsidies for existing dwellings, excepting old people's accommodation, would, in 1969–70, be equivalent to an average240W increase in council house rents of about 11s. a week.