§ Mr. King
For the year 1977–78, the latest year for which reliable figures are available, in England and Wales approximately 2.7 million ratepayers received 657W rate rebates. From the family expenditure survey we estimate that this represents about 70 per cent. of those eligible. The value of unclaimed rebates for that year would have been up to £50 million.
§ Mr. Field
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in theOfficial Report the number of families receiving rate rebates who are (a) above and below retirement age and (b) of those below retirement age, the number who are one-parent families and the number who are two-parent families.