HC Deb 31 October 1979 vol 972 c574W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much of local authorities' housing budgets are used to run (a) a rent collection service, (b) a repairs and maintenance service, and (c) a rent rebate service.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

During the financial year 1978–79 it is estimated that, in local authorities' housing revenue accounts in England and Wales:

  1. (a) £70 million was spent on rent collection and accounting—excluding the cost of administering the rent rebate scheme;
  2. (b) £590 million was spent on repairs and maintenance;
  3. (c) £9 million was spent on administering the rent rebate scheme.