§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the 10 housing authorities in England and Wales with the highest rent arrears outstanding, expressed as a percentage of the annual rebated rent revenue; and if he will list the 10 housing authorities with the lowest arrears outstanding on the same basis.
§ Mr. Armstrong
On the latest information available, the percentages range 469W from 23 to seven, and from nil to 0.3 respectively. In the vast majority of cases the arrears are less than 5 per cent. I do not think any useful purpose would be served by naming the authorities concerned.