HC Deb 29 January 1973 vol 849 cc306-7W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of furnished tenants who will be eligible for rent allowances under the Furnished Lettings (Rent Allowances) Bill.

Mr. Eyre

The best estimate we can make is that there are about 500,000 furnished tenants not in receipt of supplementary benefit and that about a quarter of them are likely to be eligible.