§ 36. Mr. Gurden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he now has of the implementation of the Housing Finance Act in the city of Birmingham.
§ Mr. Channon
The number of council tenants receiving rent rebates has almost doubled since the Act was passed. The number of private tenants receiving rent allowances has increased eight times. These increases exclude tenants in receipt of supplementary benefit. The council has assessed fair rents for all its dwellings, and I understand that the report of the rent scrutiny board is expected shortly.