HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 cc65-6W
Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the authorities currently authorised to operate an enhanced high rent scheme (a) for council tenants and (b) for private and housing association tenants identifying those which would not qualify for such authorisation in November 1983 were the proposed new formula for high rent area authorisations now in force, and the number of claimants currently receiving enhanced benefit in those authorities.

Dr. Boyson

The table lists those authorities which currently have high rent authorisations and shows which of them would not have qualified if the proposed new thresholds for authorisations were now in force. It is estimated that about 40,000 claimants are receiving enhanced benefit in the authorities concerned.

Qualify on proposed thresholds?
Authority LA tenants Private/housing association tenants
Barnet yes yes
Basildon DC no *
Bath no no
Bexley no *
Camden no yes
Central Lanes. DC no *
Dumbarton * †yes
Ealing yes no
Eastbourne no no
Elmbridge yes no
Enfield no *
Epsom and Ewell yes no
Guildford no no
Hammersmith and Fulham no *
Harrow yes no
Havant no *
Hillingdon yes *
Hove * no
Kensington and Chelsea yes yes
Kingston upon Thames yes no
London (City of) no *
Liverpool no *
Milton Keynes DC yes *
Redbridge yes *
Renfrew * †yes
Rushmoor yes *
Southend yes *
Southwark * †yes
Spelthorne yes no
Sutton yes *
Tamworth no *
Telford DC yes *
Test Valley no *
Three Rivers * †no
Tonbridge and Mailing * †no
Wandsworth yes *
Waverley * no
Wealden yes no
Westminster yes yes
Woking yes no
*No authorisation.
†"Class" authorisation only (i.e. only applies for a district group of dwellings).