§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total paid in rate rebates in Wales for each year from 1981–82 to 1984–85.
§ Mr Nicholas Edwards
The information requested is as follows:
£ million 1981–82 11.719 1982–83 18.231 1983–84 38.662 1984–85 *43.200 * Estimate.
The figures include rate rebates paid in respect of supplementary benefit recipients under the housing benefit scheme. The latter was introduced partially in November 1982 and fully in April 1983.