§ Mr. Joseph Dean
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in the light of the fact that council house tenants on rent rebates will pay an average increase of 84p per week, he will introduce an improved scheme to relieve them of the burden.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The rent rebate scheme offers automatic and generous protection when local authorities make rent increases, which themselves may reflect general increases in incomes. My right hon. Friend will, however, continue to keep the operation of the scheme under review.