HC Deb 18 May 1976 vol 911 c503W
Mr. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland by what amount Scottish local authority house rents will have to be increased in order that all housing authorities receive the maximum subsidy under the terms of the Housing Acts; and what is the average amount per house of such increase.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

Where a local authority secures standard rent income in 1976–77 which exceeds the rent income which would have been derived from the frozen rent levels at 15th May 1975 by 70p per week per house on average over the whole year, rent limitation subsidy, under the Remuneration, Charges and Grants Act 1975, is payable at a rate of 40p per week per house for the whole year.