HC Deb 04 May 1976 vol 910 c326W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the model scheme for disregards of war disablement and war widows' pensions, with a view to allowing these to be totally disregarded as far as rent rebates and allowances are concerned; and what would be the cost.

Mr. Freeson

No. I am satisfied from the reconsideration recently given to this matter by the Advisory Committee on Rent Rebates and Rent Allowances that the total disregard suggested could not be justified. The information needed to make a reasonable estimate of the cost is not available and could not be obtained without disproportionate expense.