HC Deb 07 February 1973 vol 850 cc109-10W
Mr. Loveridge

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give figures to show the proportion of tenants getting a rent rebate in the London Borough of Havering; and how these compare with other London boroughs.

Mr. Eyre

Figures provided by the London Borough of Havering show that about 25 per cent. of its tenants were receiving a rent rebate in January. This proportion is expected to rise to about 32 per cent. when all tenants receiving supplementary benefit are getting rebates. For the Greater London Council, the respective figures in January were 21 per cent. and 38 per cent. Exactly comparable figures are not available for other London boroughs. However, percentages of council tenants receiving a rebate quoted by some authorities include 36 per cent. in Brent, 36 per cent. in Bromley, and 38 per cent. in Richmond.