§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the most recent figures for (a) the annual administrative cost, excluding publicity, of rent rebates and allowances, (b) the annual cost of publicity for rent rebates and allowances, (c) the total administrative cost per recipient of the above and (d) the number of civil servants employed to administer the scheme.
§ Mr. Kaufman
The administration of the rent rebate and rent allowance schemes is the responsibility of local housing authorities; and information as to their administrative costs, their expenditure on publicity and the number of staff they employ is not available. Publicity for the schemes undertaken by the Department in 1973–74 is estimated to have cost £350,000.