HC Deb 03 August 1978 vol 955 cc726-7W
Mr. Ovenden

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest figure for the average increase in council house rents since February 1974.

Mr. Armstrong

On the latest available information, rebated and unrebated rents in England and Wales are estimated to have risen on average by £1.87 and £2.06 respectively during the period February 1974 to April 1978.