HC Deb 12 February 1973 vol 850 cc253-4W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of rent rebates are being paid to supplementary benefit claimants.

Mr. Graham Page

The figures in the following tables show the numbers and cost of schemes approved during January 1973 and the numbers and cost of schemes under consideration at 31st January.

Mr. Channon

As the process of granting rent rebates to such tenants is not yet complete, it is not possible to give a definite figure. However, present indications are that about 60 per cent. of recipients of rent rebates are likely to be supplementary benefit claimants.