HC Deb 09 April 1976 vol 909 cc336-7W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons are at present in receipt of (a) a rent rebate, (b) a rent allowance and (c) a rate rebate; how many of these persons are retirement pensioners; what is the average amount paid for each of these benefits; and what proportion of those eligible it is estimated that those numbers represent.

Mr. Millan

The available information as to numbers of tenants in receipt of rent rebates and allowances, and the average amounts of these benefits, as at 28th November 1974, the latest date for which information is currently available, is given in "Rents of Public Authority Houses and Rent Rebates and Allowances in Scotland, 1974 (Cmnd. 5966).

There is no reliable information on the take up of rent rebates and allowances.

Information on the numbers of beneficiaries of the current rate rebate scheme is contained in the publication "Rate Rebates in Scotland 1973–74", copies of which are available in the Library.

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