HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 cc18-9W
Mrs. Wise

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities have a combined application form for both rent and rate rebates; and if he will issue a circular advising local authorities to do this.

Mr. Freeson

Precise figures are not available, but a recent sample check suggests that most housing and rating authorities now use combined application forms and that others are considering doing so. The use of a combined form was recommended in DOE Circular 41/74 issued on 15th March 1974, and authorities were reminded of this in a recent circular letter.