HC Deb 20 February 1978 vol 944 cc459-60W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in view of the fact that since 1971 the number of

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: £205
Average subsidy from central Government and rate funds (excluding rent rebates) per Council dwelling: 203 (estimated)