§ 26. Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance he plans to give to local authorities 230W on increases in the level of council house rents, in the light of cuts to be made by his Department in the sphere of housing finance.
§ 42. Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of council house rent increases arising out of the reduction in the finance available for housing expenditure contained in the Budget; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stanley
Council house rents are for local authorities themselves to determine.
No change has been made in housing subsidy arrangements following the public expenditure decisions recently announced.