HC Deb 05 August 1976 vol 916 cc1036-7W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many council tenants are having their rent paid by social security grants at the latest available date; and how these compare with the previous three years.

Mr. Deakins

The number of council tenants receiving supplementary benefit which took into account their weekly rent liability was 1,338,000 in May this year. The comparative figures were 1,297,000 in 1975, 1,311,000 in 1974 and 1,282,000 in 1973.