§ Mr. Stanley
Further to my answer of 25 July to my hon. Friend, I am now advised that while many residents in local authority hostels are likely to be eligible for rent rebates by virute of section 18 of 569W the Housing Finance Act, there may be some hostel occupants who are not eligible—[Vol. 971, c. 323–24.] I have already undertaken to draw the attention of the local authority associations to the rules governing eligibility for rent allowance. In doing so I shall draw attention also to the provisions of section 18 of the 1972 Act in so far as people in local authority hostels are concerned.