HC Deb 17 December 1975 vol 902 cc684-5W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current cost in Wales of the rent rebates and allowances introduced under the Housing Finance Act 1972; and what proportion is borne by local authority tenants.

Mr. John Morris

The cost of rent rebates and rent allowances granted to tenants in Wales in the financial year 1975–76 is estimated to be £12.4 million and £1.2 million respectively. The total cost of the allowance scheme is met by a Government subsidy, while 75 per cent. of the cost of the rebate scheme is met by a subsidy and 25 per cent. by a rate fund contribution. No part of the cost of either rent rebates or rent allowances is borne by local authority tenants through rents.