HC Deb 01 April 1976 vol 908 cc532-3W
Mr. Rossi

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the percentage increase in the needs allowance for rent rebates and allowances for the years 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76; and what was the average percentage increase in (a) council rents and (b) private rents in the same years.

Mr. Freeson

Some of the information is not readily available in the form requested. The percentage increases in the needs allowances under the rent rebate and allowance schemes at the time of each up-rating were as follows:

pelican crossing; and in which instrument such regulations are contained.

Mr. Marks

The timing of the signal phases at pelican crossings is not governed by statutory regulations, but I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of Circular Roads 19/74 which sets out—in Appendix III—the recommended cycle. The maximum time for the red light is 10 seconds.