HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 cc297-8W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of tenants by households of (a) private rented accommodation and (b) public rented accommodation paid their rents at weekly intervals at the latest date for which figures are available; and what were the figures at an equivalent date in each of the last five years.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

In 1979 for Great Britain, 54 per cent. of private sector tenants paying rent made weekly payments; the corresponding figure for public sector tenants is 56 per cent. Figures for earlier periods could be supplied only at disproportionate costs.Source: Genera! household survey 1979.