§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the proposed percentage rise in council house rents
Grants for Welsh Language Education 1980–81 List of Recipients Local Education Authoritie Description of Project £ £ Clwyd In-service training of teachers 9,240 Employment of peripatetic Welsh teachres 8,650 Purchase of Welsh medium material 8,910 Production and printing of teaching material in Welsh 2,455 Adaptation for Welsh medium teaching of Clwyd French Certificate Scheme 1,000 Immersion courses in Welsh for puplis 1,800 Purchase of language learning equipment 1,620 Purchase of reprographic equipment 8,000 Employment of trainee operator for equipment 700 Improving adult courses 4,000 Total Clwyd LEA 46,375 Dyfed Purchase of Welsh language teaching materials 27,120 Employement of additional peripatetic Welsh teachers 9,575 Language courses for pupils 5,000 Language courses for adults 850 Total Dyfed LEA 42,545 Gwent Welsh language teaching materials and equipment for Welsh Units in Primary School 2,000 Welsh language teaching materials and equipment for Secondary School 3,500 Language materials for adult courses 2,000 Total Gwent LEA 7,500 Gwynedd Development of Welsh language teaching materials 20,300 Printing of Welsh language courses materials 4,000 In-service training for teachers 1,200 Language courses for pupils 12,000 Language courses for adults 7,240 Language learning equipment 6,383 Publication of booklet describing County's bilingual education policy 3,500 Total Gwynedd LEA 54,623 Mid Glamorgan Welsh courses for Primary school teachers 38,416 Purchase of Welsh medium teaching materials 11,000 Total Mid Glamorgan 49,416
in each local authority area in Wales following the Government's decision to increase the rental charges for council-owned houses.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
While local housing authorities are responsible for determining council house rents, the new housing subsidy system which comes into operation on 1 April provides that the Government's annual subsidy will be calculated on the basis of an additional amount being found from local resources each year. For 1981–82 this additional amount has been set at £2.95 per dwelling per week, although authorities will have to find a further sum, which I expect may be 30p per dwelling per week, in respect of non-subsidisable housing expenditure. At this stage it cannot be estimated what the percentage rise in the rents charged by individual authorities needed to meet this will be.