HC Deb 12 March 1980 vol 980 c610W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a circular on the desirability of the rent officer service sending tenants information on local rent allowance and rate rebate schemes when they are notified of rent determinations.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

When notifying landlords and tenants of a registered rent, rent officers already issue notes for guidance, prepared by this Department, which refer to the availability of rent allowances and rate rebates. Rent officers are generally aware of the importance of bringing the schemes to the attention of tenants, and literature on both is freely available from rent offices.