§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the approximate average increase of regulated rents, compared with the previous controlled rents for the same dwellings, stated in percentage and also in cash terms, in England and Wales as a whole and in the area of each rent assessment committee, respectively.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
These figures are not available in the form requested but it is estimated that the average controlled rent in England and Wales is about seventeen shillings a week. A recent analysis of a sample of cases suggests that where a house is in good repair and has all the basic amenities, the regulated rent might on average and subject to any scheme for phasing increases rise to between forty and fifty shillings per week.