§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the estimate of the number of households eligible for rate rebate; and if he will express the total number claiming rebate as a percentage of this total.
§ Mr. Graham Page
The numbers of rate rebates granted in England and Wales in the financial years 1967–68 to 1971–72, the latest year for which information is available, are given in the annual publication ''Rate Rebates in England and Wales", copies of which are available in the Library of the House. Insufficient information is available to provide an estimate of the number of households eligible for rate rebates.