HC Deb 24 October 1973 vol 861 cc504-5W
32. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many additional staff have been employed by Manchester Corporation in order to deal with the rent rebate schemes necessitated by rent increases imposed by the Housing Finance Act; and whether it is his intention that this staff shall be paid for by the ratepayers of Manchester or out of central funds.

Mr. Channon

Information about the number of additional staff is not kept by the Department and should be sought from the local authority. The Housing Finance Act 1972 requires administration costs to be met by a contribution from the rates if the housing revenue account is in deficit, but any administration costs actually incurred in excess of the determined amount would count for rising costs subsidy.