§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish in the Official Report the average rent for (a) supplementary pension and (b) supplementary allowance recipients for both the private and council sectors (i) before and (ii) after claiming rent rebates.
§ Mr. Meacher
In August 1975 the average weekly rent including rates for supplementary pensioners was £3.39 in the private sector and £5.38 in the public sector. For supplementary allowance recipients the respective figures were £5.37 and £6.13. Rent rebates and allowances are not granted to recipients of supplementary benefit.377W