HC Deb 03 March 1975 vol 887 c340W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the number of claimants drawing restricted rate rebates because of the limit on the size of rebate allowed; and if he will make a statement on when he intends to raise the maximum limit for rebate.

Mr. John Silkin

I regret that the information requested is not available, but I understand that it is only a small proportion of total claimants. I propose to lay before Parliament shortly regulations increasing the maximum weekly rebate from £2.65 to £3 in London and from £2.15 to £2.50 elsewhere, to take effect from 1st April 1975.