§ Mr. Anderson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the percentage increase and the actual average increase in unrebated rents paid by council tenants in 1980 and in 1981 and the projected increase for 1982.
§ Mr. Stanley
The average unrebated rent charged to council tenants in England increased by £1.70 per dwelling per week—26 per cent.—in 1980–81. On the latest available estimate, it would increase by some £3.30 per dwelling per week—41 per cent.—in 1981–82, though this figure is necessarily provisional. I am not in a position to forecast local authority rent levels in 1982–83.