§ Mr. Wakeham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the average amount of Exchequer and rate-borne subsidy on local authority housing per unit of accommodation for each of the latest three years; and what was the average value of tax relief and option mortgage subsidy to mortgagors per unit of accommodation in each of the same years.
§ Mr. Freeson:
The relevant estimates for England and Wales are:
Average subsidy from the Exchequer and from rate fund contributions per council house Average tax relief or option mortgage subsidy per mortgaged house 1971–72 50 73 1972–73 61 79 1973–74 105 101
The 1973–74 figures are calculated on the basis of the latest available information and are subject to slight variation.