HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 c309W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to prohibit local housing authorities from treating boys and girls aged over 18 years living with their parents in local authority accommodation as lodgers for the purpose of charging extra rent, in view of the burden that this practice places on households with children in full-time further or higher education.

Mr. Channon

There is no proposal that any local authority should charge a rent above the fair rent. The proposals as to rent rebates in Clause 20 and Schedule 3 of the Housing Finance Bill already provide that for this purpose local authorities should make allowance for resident children who are under age 16 or, if they are older, are still receiving full-time education.