HC Deb 06 December 1972 vol 847 cc420-4W
67. Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state, from figures available to him, how many rents have increased and how many have decreased in total since the commencement of the Housing Finance Act; and if he will summarise the position in Sheffield in particular.

Mr. Channon

I regret that this information cannot be provided because it is impossible to know how tenants have been affected individually by the many variable factors. Sheffield Corporation has, however, told me that in October the rent of 3 per cent. of its dwellings was not increased at all and the rent of a further 6 per cent. was increased by 20p or less. The number of tenants getting a rebate, excluding those in receipt of supplementary benefit, has almost trebled.

85. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment approximately how many council house tenants are paying more rent as a result of the Housing Finance Act.

Mr. Channon

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given earlier today to the hon. Member for Southampton, Itchen (Mr. R. C. Mitchell) in answer to a similar Question.

Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many housing authorities have applied to him to make a direction under Section 62(4) of the Housing Finance Act, 1972, that the increase of rents in 1972–73 or 1973–74 shall be a lower amount than would otherwise be required by Part VI of the Act; how many such directions he has made; and what lower amounts have been specified in each such direction.

Mr. Channon

Following are the 170 housing authorities to which a direction has been given in respect of the increase to be made in October 1972, with the amount of the direction in each case. In 12 other cases no direction was given and two applications are under consideration. Thirteen housing authorities have so far applied for a direction in respect of the increase to be made in April 1973; no directions have yet been given.

Accrington BC 95
Altrincham BC 98
Ashington UDC 70
Ashton under Lyne BC 98
Audenshaw UDC 70
Barking LBC 90
Barnsley CBC 96
Barrowford UDC 95
Basildon UDC 95
Bath CBC 90
Batley BC 75
Bedford BC 85
Bentley with Arksey UDC 97
Bexley LBC 85
Billinge and Winstanley UDC 97
Birkenhead CBC 90
Birmingham CBC 55
Bishop Auckland UDC 85
Blackburn CBC 70
Blaydon UDC 90
Blyth BC 95
Bolton CBC 70
Bootle CBC 97
Bradford CBC 10
Braintree and Bocking UDC 98
Bredbury and Romily UDC 98
Brent LBC 55
Bristol CBC 95
Bromley LBC 95
Bromsgrove UDC 95
Bungay UDC 98
Burnley CBC 75
Burnley RDC 85
Camden LBC 85
Canvey Island UDC 95
Carnforth UDC 96
Castleford BC 90
Castle Ward RDC 98
Church UDC 65
Cirencester UDC 75
Clowne RDC 90
Colne BC 90
Consett UDC 90
Corby UDC 97
Coventry CBC 50
Crewe BC 98
Darlington BC 85
Daventry BC 90
Denton UDC 98
Dodworth RDC 90
Doncaster CBC 90
Droylesden UDC 65
Dudley CBC 85
Easington RDC 90
Eccles BC 85
Ellesmere Port BC 95
Felling UDC 80
Fulwood UDC 35
Gateshead CBC 75
Glossop BC 85
Greenwich LBC 75
Hackney LBC 90
Halstead UDC 95
Hammersmith LBC 75
Haringey LBC 85
Harrow LBC 80
Havering LBC 90
Heckmondwike UDC 95
Hereford BC 96
Hetton UDC 90
Hindley UDC 98
Houghton-le-Spring UDC 97
Hounslow LBC 85
Huddersfield CBC 98
Huyton with Roby UDC 90
Isles of Scilly 5
Islington LBC 70
Jarrow BC 90

Keighley BC 90
Kerrier RDC 95
Kidderminster BC 85
Kingston upon Hull CBC 75
Kingswood UDC 97
Kirkby UDC 90
Kirkby in Ashfield UDC 97
Knottingley UDC 85
Lambeth LBC 55
Leeds CBC 45
Lees UDC 90
Letchworth UDC 98
Lewisham LBC 75
Lincoln CBC 80
Liverpool CBC 75
Longbenton UDC 85
Longdendale UDC 85
Long Eaton UDC 90
Lowestoft BC 95
Manchester CBC 85
Maneotsfield UDC 95
Market Rasen UDC 80
Maryport UDC 65
Merton LBC 90
Middleton BC 95
Milton Keynes DC 25
Morpeth RDC 98
Nelson BC 90
Newcastle under Lyme BC 96
Newcastle upon Tyne CBC 35
Normanton UDC 95
Northampton DC 25
Northwich UDC 95
Norwich CBC 90
Nottingham CBC 85
Oldham CBC 85
Peterborough DC 3.5
Reading CBC 97
Redditch DC Nil
Richmond RDC 10
Rotherham CBC 70
Rotherham RDC 80
Royton UDC 65
Rtincorn DC 1.63
Ryton UDC 90
St. Helens CBC 80
St. Thomas RDC 40
Salford CBC 90
Seaham UDC 60
Seaton Valley UDC 80
Shildon UDC 80
Skelmersdale and Holland UDC 97
Sowerby Bridge UDC 40
Spennymoor UDC 70
Staines UDC 97
Stalybridge BC 90
Standish with Langtree UDC 90
Stanley UDC (Co. Durham) 85
Stanley UDC (Yorkshire) 98
Stevenage UDC 95
Stockport CBC 65
Sunderland CBC 70
Sutton LBC 10
Sutton in Ashfield UDC 80
Tamworth BC 95
Telford DC 20
Tenterden BC 90
Todmorden BC 90
Tower Hamlets LBC 95
Tyldesley UDC 98
Tynemouth CBC 85
Wallsend BC 98

Waltham Forest LBC 70
Waltham Holy Cross UDC 85
Wandsworth LBC 75
Warrington CBC 98
Warrington RDC 96
Washington UDC 80
Washington DC 2
Wath upon Dearne UDC 95
West Bromwich CBC 65
Wharfedale RDC 98
Whickham UDC 80
Whiston RDC 80
Whitley Bay BC 95
Widnes BC 95
Wigan CBC 85
Winsford UDC 35
Worksop BC 80
Worksop RDC 65
Wortley RDC 45
York CBC 80

Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a list of the average standard exclusive rents and the average exclusive rents actually demanded as at 30th September 1972 by housing authorities within the Greater London area.

Mr. Eyre

This information is not available in the Department and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.