§ Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the proportion of council tenants who are retired but have another adult occupant in their home, and of the wives or husbands of tenants who are in employment; and what note his Department has taken of these categories in their estimates of the number of tenants who are likely to qualify for rent rebate.
§ Mr. Channon
The Department's overall estimates of the number of council tenants likely to qualify for rent rebate are derived from statistical samples indicating the age grouping, income and household structure of people living in council houses. Subdivisions into the categories cited by the hon. Member would be too speculative to have much meaning.