§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in view of the fact that since 1971 the number of460W
amount per head of financial assistance to local authority tenants in the financial year 1976–77; and what was the amount per head of financial assistance to all home owners in the financial year 1976–77.
§ Mr. Armstrong
Direct comparisons between the financial assistance provided to local authority tenants and home owners are very difficult and potentially misleading, but the relevant figures for England for 1976–77 areAverage tax relief and option mortgage subsidy:
per owner-occupied dwelling: £116 per mortgagor: £205Average subsidy from central Government and rate funds (excluding rent rebates) per Council dwelling: 203 (estimated)