HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 cc437-8W
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.