HC Deb 31 October 1979 vol 972 c574W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total amount collected in rents from council tenants throughout England and Wales in the last financial year.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The total amount of gross rent income included in local authorities' housing revenue accounts in England and Wales in the financial year 1978–79 was £1,600 million. Of this, £1,240 million was received from HRA tenants, and the remaining £360 million was covered by rent rebates. These figures are provisional estimates only.