§ Mr. Chris Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average cost per week of a local authority one-bedroom flat in England and Wales, listing separately (a) average rent payable, (b) average Exchequer subsidy and (c) average rate fund contribution.
§ Sir George Young
At April 1983 the average weekly rent of a local authority one-bedroom flat in England was £12.51. In 1983–84 the estimated cost of main housing subsidy was £86 per dwelling and of rate fund contributions £109 per dwelling. It is not possible to attribute subsidy or rate fund contributions to particular types of dwellings.