§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many local authority tenants in Wales are in receipt of rent rebates; and how many tenants pay a nil rent under the provisions of the Housing Finance Act.
§ Mr. John Morris
About 98,000 council tenants were receiving rent rebates at December 1973. Of these 57,000 were in receipt of supplementary benefit which takes into consideration rent commitment. Information about tenants with a nil rent could not be obtained without a disproportionate expenditure of staff time.