HC Deb 31 January 1977 vol 925 c61W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average subsidy paid to owner-occupiers of private houses; and how this compares with subsidies available to council tenants.

Mr. Freeson

Direct comparisons are very difficult and potentially misleading, but on the basis of the latest estimates the relevant figures for England and Wales for 1976–77 are:

Average tax relief and option mortgage subsidy—
Per owner-occupied dwelling 118
Per mortgagor 214
Average subsidy from central government and rate funds (excluding rent rebates) per council dwelling 212

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