HC Deb 23 October 1972 vol 843 cc190-3W
62. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which local housing authorities have so far sought dispensation from making the full £1 rent increase for their tenants on 1st October; in each case, what level of increase was regarded by each respective local authority as adequate to achieve a fair rent; and what decision he himself imposed about the extent of the rent increase required.

Mr. Amery

The following table lists the authorities in England who have sought a direction under Section 62(4) of the Housing Finance Act, 1972, to increase rents from 1st October, 1972, by a smaller average amount than the Act requires (which in some cases is less than £1); the amount of the average increase which each authority proposed; and the amount of the average increase contained in the direction.

Amount Proposed by Authority Amount Directed by the Secretary of State
Accrington BC 95p 95p
Altrincham BC * 98p
Ashington UDC 70p 70p
Audenshaw UDC 50p 70p
Barking LBC 90p 90p
Barrowford UDC 93p 95p
Basildon UDC 94p 95p
Bath CBC * 90p
Batley BC 74p 75p
Bedford BC 60p 85p
Bentley with Arksey UDC * 97p
Bexley LBC 70p 85p
Birkenhead CBC 91p 90p
Birmingham CBC Nil 55p
Bishop Auckland UDC 70p 85p
Blackburn CBC 25p 70p
Blaydon UDC 92p 90p
Blyth BC 95p 95p
Bolton CBC 70p 70p
Bootle CBC 97p 97p
Braintree and Booking UDC * 98p
Bredbury and Romily UDC 98p 98p
Brent LBC 32p 55p
Bristol CBC 94p 95p
Bromley LBC * 95p
Bromsgrove UDC 93p 95p
Burnley CBC 75p 75p
Burnley RDC 83p 85p
Camden LBC * 85p
Canvey Island UDC * 95p
Carnforth UDC * 96p
Castleford BC 30p 90p
Castle Ward RDC 99p 98p
Church UDC 60p 65p
Cirencester UDC * 75p
Clowne RDC Nil 90p
Colne BC * 90p
Consett UDC 89p 90p
Corby UDC * 97p
Coventry CBC Nil 50p
Crewe BC * 98p
Darlington BC 84p 85p
Daventry BC 92p 90p
Denton UDC 65p 98p
Drovlesden UDC Nil 65p
Dudley CBC 65p 85p
Easington RDC * 90p
Ellesmere Port BC * 95p
Elstree RDC 80p No
Felling UDC 63p 80p
Fulwood UDC * 35p
Gateshead CBC 60p 75p
Greenwich LBC 75p 75p
Amount Proposed by Authority Amount Directed by the Secretary of State
Grimsby CBC 43/53p No
Hackney LBC 50p 90p
Hammersmith LBC 74p 75p
Haringey LBC 39p 85p
Harrow LBC 30p 80p
Havering LBC 50p 90p
Heckmondwike UDC 75p 95p
Hereford BC 70p 96p
Hetton UDC 88p 90p
Hindley UDC 50p 98p
Houghton-le-Spring UDC 97p 97p
Hounslow LBC * 85p
Huddersfield CBC 75p 98p
Isles of Scilly * 5p
Islington LBC 60p 70p
Jarrow BC 88p 90p
Keighley BC 93p 90p
Kerrier RDC * 95p
Kidderminster BC 85½p 85p
Kidsgrove UDC * No
Kingston upon Hull CBC * 75p
Kingswood UDC * 97p
Kirkby in Ashfield UDC * 97p
Kirkby UDC 73p 90p
Lambeth LBC 55p 55p
Leeds CBC 18p 45p
Lees UDC * 90p
Letchworth UDC * 98p
Lewisham LBC 78p 75p
Liverpool CBC Nil 75p
Long Eaton UDC 40p 96p
Longdendale UDC * 85p
Longbenton UDC 85p 85p
Lowestoft BC * 95p
Manchester CBC 25p/70p 85p
Mangotsfield UDC 94p 95p
Mansfield Woodhouse UDC Nil No
Mexborough UDC * No
Market Rasen UDC 81p 80p
Maryport UDC * 65p
Merton LBC * 90p
Milton Keynes DC * 25p
Morpeth RDC 98p 98p
Nelson BC 91p 90p
Newcastle under Lyme BC 96p 96p
Newcastle upon Tyne CBC 35p 35p
Newham LBC Nil No
Normanton UDC * 95p
Northampton DC * 0.25p
Northwich UDC * 95p
Norwich CBC 81p 90p
Nottingham CBC Nil 90p
Oldham CBC Nil 85p
Penryn BC * No
Peterborough DC * 3.5p
Plymouth CBC 99p No
Redditch DC * Nil
Richmond RDC 2.83p 10p
Rotherham CBC 17p 70p
Rotherham RDC 78p 80p
Royton UDC * 65p
Runcorn DC * 1.63p
Amount Proposed by Authority Amount Directed by the Secretary of State
Ryton UDC 60p 90p
St. Helens CBC 46p 80p
St. Thomas RDC * 40p
Saltash BC * No
Seaham UDC * 60p
Seaton Valley UDC * 80p
Shildon UDC * 80p
Sowerby Bridge UDC 39p 40p
Spennymoor UDC 71p 70p
Staines UDC 97p 97p
Stanley UDC (Co. Durham) 75p 85p
Stanley UDC (Yorkshire) * 98p
Stalybridge BC * 90p
Stockport CBC 62p 65p
Stretford BC Nil No
Sunderland CBC Nil 70p
Sutton in Ashfield UDC 81p 80p
Tamworth BC 93.71p 95p
Telford DC * 20p
Tenterden BC 45p 90p
Todmorden BC * 90p
Tower Hamlets LBC * 95p
Tyldesley UDC 38p 98p
Tynemouth CBC * 85p
Wallsend BC 98p 98p
Waltham Forest LBC 65p 70p
Waltham Holy Cross UDC 45p 85p
Wallasey CBC Nil No
Wandsworth LBC 50p 75p
Warrington CBC * 98p
Warrington RDC * 96p
Washington UDC * 80p
Washington DC 2p 2p
West Bromwich CBC * 65p
Wharfedale RDC * 98p
Whickham UDC 50p 80p
Whiston RDC 81p 80p
WhitleyBay BC 70p 95p
Widnes BC 95p 95p
Wigan CBC 50p 85p
Winsford UDC 27p 35p
Witham UDC 55p No
Worksop BC 83p 80p
Worksop RDC 67p 65p
Wortley RDC 39p 45p
York CBC 76p 80p
* In these cases the authorities did not propose any specific average amount for all their qualifying dwellings.