HC Deb 18 November 1970 vol 806 c403W
49. Mr. David Stoddart

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in his restructuring of council house subsidies, he will give an assurance that all existing subsidy arrangements will be carried out.

Mr. Channon

The existing distribution of subsidies is not compatible with a reformed system of housing finance under which the rents of council dwellings will be based on the fair rents principle with generous rebates for those tenants who cannot afford the full fair rent.