HC Deb 05 December 1975 vol 901 cc751-2W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a circular to local authorities advising them to impose a stricter limitation on rent arreas; and what data he receives on a regular basis from local authorities on this matter.

Mr. Armstrong

The Department will consider, as part of the review of housing management practice, what advice should be given to local authorities on rent arrears.

A total figure for arreas is collected as part of the financial information provided annually by individual housing authorities same four or five months after the end of each financial year.