HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 c250W
Mr. Ovenden

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the percentage increase in council rents since February 1974; and how this compares with the increase in the retail price index and the index of average weekly earnings.

Mr. Armstrong

Both rebated and unrebated rents in England and Wales increased by 50 per cent. between February 1974 and October 1977.

Over the same period the retail price index for the United Kingdom rose by 83 per cent. and the index of average weekly earnings for Great Britain rose by 88 per cent.