HC Deb 25 November 1981 vol 13 c421W
Mr. Beith

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether rents paid by employees in the northern conservancy area of the Forestry Commission have increased since 1979 by the same proportion as the commission's rents in the whole of the United Kingdom.

Mrs. Fenner

No. Between May 1979 and October 1981, rents which were paid by workers occupying Forestry Commission houses in the North-East England conservancy area rose by an average of 66 per cent. compared with the figure of 82 per cent. for Great Britain as a whole, which I gave in answer to a question from the hon. Member on 29 October 1981.—[Vol. 10, c.465.] When the latest rent increase, which became effective from 15 November 1981, is taken into account, the figures are 112 per cent. and 136 per cent. respectively.

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