§ 67. Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state, from figures available to him, 421W 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.
P Accrington BC 95 Altrincham BC 98 Ashington UDC 70 Ashton under Lyne BC 98 Audenshaw UDC 70 Barking LBC 90
P 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
P 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
P 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.