§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of people who obtained relief under section 1 of the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978 in the last year for which figures are available; and what was the average rate reduction in each case.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
Figures for years prior to 1983–84 are not available in the detail requested, and for that year complete figures are not yet available. By the end of December 1984 292 of 367 local authorities concerned in England had made final claims for rate payments towards mandatory relief under section 1 of the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978. In those authorities 65,889 households had received relief totalling £6,029,747, an average per household of £91.51.