HC Deb 20 June 1990 vol 174 cc564-5W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the median fair rent set by the rent officer service on Merseyside; what is the median for the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chope

The median of the fair rents registered in Merseyside in the last six months of 1989 was £18 per week. The corresponding figure for England and Wales was £25.27 per week.