§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider making it mandatory for housing authorities to disregard war disability benefits in calculating rent and rate rebates; and if he will adjust the rate support grant accordingly.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
We do not at present propose to alter the arrangement of a mandatory disregard of the first £4 of a war disability pension backed up by discretionary powers of local authorities to give more generous assistance.104W
§ Mr. Winnick
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many householders are receiving rate rebates in the Walsall borough; and what was the average rate rebate given in the borough.