§ 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.66W
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).