HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 c325W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state for the latest available date the numbers of (a) retirement, and (b) invalidity pensioners in receipt of rent rebates, and rate rebates, respectively.

Mr. Armstrong

Statistics are not available in the form requested. The estimated numbers of householders over pensionable age in England and Wales receiving (i) rent rebates or rent allowances—excluding those receiving supplementary pensions—and (ii) rate rebates are:

(i)Tenants receiving Rent Rebates or Rent Allowances: England and Wales
Number of rent rebates granted thousands Number of rent allowances granted
(a) To tenants over pensionable age 600 190
(b) To tenants of all ages 1,000 200

(ii) Tenants receiving Rate Rebates: England and Wales
thousands Number of rate rebates granted
(a) To householders over pensionable age 1,900
(b) To householders of all ages 2,670

Figures relate to April 1977 for rent rebates and rent allowances and to the financial year 1976–77 for rate rebates.