HC Deb 16 March 1973 vol 852 cc456-7W
Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is now the average allowance made for rent in calculating the supplementary benefit of a married couple and of a single person in the country as a whole and in central London.

Mr. Dean

I regret that information is not available in the precise form requested. The latest available information is that in November 1971 the average rent allowance for all householders in Great Britain was £2.23 and for the Greater London Council area £3.17. I will write to my hon. Friend shortly with some additional information about married couples and single persons.