HC Deb 14 December 1983 vol 50 cc495-6W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many councils have applied to be designated as high rent areas under the housing benefits scheme; how many have been so designated; and if he will list those in each category.

Dr. Boyson

Applications for authorisation of high rent schemes have been received from 50 authorities. Authorisations have been granted in 42 cases. The table below shows which authorities have applied, with the result. In those cases where no decision has yet been made, this is because further information is needed from the authority.

Barnet (a)
Basildon Development Corporation (b)
Bath (a)
Bexley (b)
Camden (a)
Central Lancashire Development Corporation (b)
Dumbarton (d)
Ealing (a)
Eastbourne (a)
Eastwood Application withdrawn
Elmbridge (a)
Enfield (b)
Epsom and Ewell (a)
Greater London Council No authorisation granted
Guildford (a)
Hammersmith and Fulham (b)
Harrow (a)
Havant (b)
Hillingdon (b)
Hove (c)
Kensington and Chelsea (a)
Kingston Upon Thames (a)
Liverpool (b)
City of London (b)
Medina No authorisation granted
Milton Keynes Borough Council No authorisation granted
Milton Keynes Development Corporation (b)
Newham No decision made
Norwich No decision made
Reading (b)
Redbridge (b)

Mr. John Patten

The information requested is available only for years in which a census of population was held, and for legitimate births.

Renfrew (d)
Rushmoor (b)
Southend (b)
Southwark (d)
Spelthorne (a)
Stockton on Tees No decision made
Sutton (b)
Tamworth (b)
Telford Development Corporation (b)
Test Valley (b)
Three Rivers (d)
Tonbridge and Malling (d)
Wandsworth (b)
Waverley (c)
Wealden (a)
West Lothian (d)
Westminster (a)
Wirral No decision made
Woking (a)
a = general authorisations granted for both rent rebates and allowances.
b = general authorisation granted for rent rebates only.
c = general authorisation granted for rent allowances only.
d = class authorisation granted for rent allowances.