§ Mr. Raynsford
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the average increase in rents for(a) council tenants, (b) housing association tenants and (c) private tenants with regulated tenancies in each of the past three years; and what were the comparable figures in the retail prices index, average earnings and the average value of houses in England.
§ Mr. Baldry
Information on the percentage changes in average rent levels in the last three years is set out in the table. The table also gives the corresponding changes in the retail prices index, average earnings and average house prices. Figures refer to England unless otherwise stated.
per cent 1990 1991 1992 Council tenants1 +15 +15 +11 Registered rents2 Housing association tenants +12 +9 +11 Other tenants +15 +10 +13 RPI3 +9 +6 +4 Average earnings4 +10 +8 +6 Average house prices -2 -2 -5 1 The percentages given are the annual changes in average rents for the financial years 1990–91 to 1992–93. Figures for average local authority rents are not available for calendar years. 2 The percentages given are for changes in the levels of those rents registered in the year rather than in average rents for all tenants with registered rents. 3 United Kingdom figures. 4 Great Britain figures.