HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 cc459-60W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will publish in the Official Report the average cost of rate fund contribution and main housing subsidy for each occupied council house in England at the latest available date.

Sir George Young

The available information for local authorities in England for 1984–85 is as follows. The figures are based on estimates provided by local authorities in their housing subsidy claim forms for the year, and allow for an estimated national average of 2.3 per cent. vacant dwellings.

Main housing subsidy per occupied dwelling Rate fund contribution per occupied dwelling 38
(Net of transfers from housing revenue account to general rate fund) 94